Homicide

Sentencing set for man accused of killing 2-year-old Detroit-area girl in revenge attack

  • Raphael Hearn, seated, listens as Erica Gross gives a victim's statement to the court during Hearn's sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. Gross is the mother of Kamiya Gross, who was shot in the head on July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Raphael Hearn, seated, listens as Erica Gross gives a victim's statement to the court during Hearn's sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. Gross is the mother of Kamiya Gross, who was shot in the head on July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Raymone Jackson stands during his sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. The ex-convict who authorities say killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in a suburban Detroit revenge attack has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Raymone Jackson stands during his sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. The ex-convict who authorities say killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in a suburban Detroit revenge attack has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Raphael Hearn looks back into the courtroom gallery during his sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. A jury convicted Hearn of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he helped Raymone  Jackson plan and carry out an attack that killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroi . He's also scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Raphael Hearn looks back into the courtroom gallery during his sentencing in the courtroom of Judge Ulysses Boykin at the Frank Murphy Hall Of Justice, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. A jury convicted Hearn of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he helped Raymone Jackson plan and carry out an attack that killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroi . He's also scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Jose Juarez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

An ex-convict who authorities say killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in a suburban Detroit revenge attack faces sentencing.

Raymone Jackson on Tuesday is expected to get a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. A Wayne County Circuit Court jury earlier this month found him guilty of first-degree murder in the July 1, 2014, shooting of Kamiya Gross outside a house in Inkster.

The jury also convicted Raphael Hearn of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Hearn helped Jackson plan and carry out the attack. He's also scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday.

Authorities say Jackson shot Kamiya in the head, then wounded her father and a 13-year-old girl. Authorities have said that the attack was retaliation for an earlier shooting.