DETROIT – A Detroit father who prosecutors say faked a carjacking to cover up the slaying of his 2-year-old daughter faces sentencing for first-degree murder and child abuse.
A jury in October convicted 32-year-old D'Andre Lane. The law requires Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda Evans to sentence him to life in prison without possibility of parole on the murder charge.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Detroit.
Lane told police that daughter Bianca Jones was in the back seat of his car in Detroit's North End neighborhood on Dec. 2, 2011, when a carjacker took the vehicle at gunpoint.
The car was found less than an hour later, but the girl was no longer inside.
Bianca's body has never been found.