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Man shot toddler to torture her dad, police say

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:53 p.m. HST, Jul 03, 2014

INKSTER, Mich. » A man accused of killing a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl shot her in front of her father to torture him, state police said Thursday.

The comments from Lt. Michael Shaw came after Raymone Jackson, 24, of Inkster, appeared in court on a first-degree murder charge and was sent back to jail with no bond.

"The child was the intended target," Shaw told reporters outside court. "He was going to kill the child in front of this guy and then kill him afterward so that it would be the last thing he sees."

The girl was shot in the head Tuesday while on the porch of an Inkster home. Inkster police believe it was retaliation for a shooting in April.

Besides murder, Jackson is also charged with attempted murder, torture and other crimes. Kamiya's father, Ken French, 34, and a family friend, 12-year-old Chelsea Lancaster, were also shot and are in a hospital. It wasn't immediately known if Jackson has an attorney.

"Anybody that feels that they can execute a child in the state of Michigan, we're going to go after them with everything that we can," Shaw said.

The toddler has been identified by police as Kamiya Gross. But Mary Mazur of the medical examiner's office said the girl's mother identified her as Kamiya French.

Chelsea's grandfather said she had surgery to remove bullets from her stomach area.

"She's going to make a 100 percent recovery, but it's just going to take time," Darrell Holt said.

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50skane wrote:
If convicted, grind him into hamburger and feed him to dogs.
on July 3,2014 | 04:19PM
Jerry_D wrote:
Since I oppose the death penalty, I recommend that this man's sentence (upon conviction, of course) be a lifetime in jail, with non-lethal shots, with a.hollow point 22 LR weapon, to the kneecaps every year on the anniversary of this poor infant's execution. Should he eventually lose his kneecaps, then they can continue with the elbows. Sound good?
on July 3,2014 | 04:47PM
pueohonua wrote:
Love it!
on July 3,2014 | 05:38PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Michigan, like Hawaii, are two of only a few states to have never executed anyone after admission into the Union. So the vengeful can only find solace and consolation in fantasizing about returning evil for an unfathomable evil.
on July 3,2014 | 07:40PM
HanabataDays wrote:
That's just how they roll.
on July 4,2014 | 03:55AM
hikine wrote:
Shoot the guy in the head! We don't need to house this crazie for the rest of his life.
on July 3,2014 | 07:14PM
Perry755 wrote:
Somebody just save the taxpayers some money and take his a** out in jail. He does not deserve a trial, just a waste of our time and money. Sorry to say this, but some people are just not worth the effort, this being a prime example.
on July 4,2014 | 05:15AM
DABLACK wrote:
"Akua Sabe" ! He going get his some how.
on July 4,2014 | 06:22AM
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