Man to be Arraigned in Slaying of 2-year-old Girl

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) -- A 25-year-old man is to be arraigned ahead of his trial on first-degree murder and torture charges in the shooting of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl in front of her father.

Documents show Raymone Jackson is to appear Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. He also is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder.

KaMiya Gross was shot in the head July 1 outside a house in Inkster, a mostly working-class community southwest of Detroit.

Authorities say KaMiya's shooting was an act of retaliation against her 34-year-old father, Kenneth French, so her death would be the last thing he saw. French and a 12-year-old girl also were shot. They survived.

A competency hearing has been ordered for 29-year-old co-defendant Raphael Hearn, who's also charged with first-degree murder.


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