LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A man has been sentenced to at least eight years in prison for his role in a home invasion that led to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Lansing girl.
D’Angelo Jordan didn’t go into the home but he admits that he assisted in the crime by checking the property a day earlier. Amaia Edmond was accidentally shot by her stepfather after intruders entered in July 2010.
Jordan, 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced Wednesday in Ingham County. His maximum sentence is 22 years, but the state parole board will decide how long he stays behind bars. He will receive credit for 413 days served.
The Lansing State Journal reports Jordan was remorseful as he told the judge, “I cannot fathom what I’ve put the family through.”
Another man, 24-year-old Jerry McKinney, who Jordan said watched the home with him and also apparently stayed outside as the shooting unfolded, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. His sentencing is set for June 13.
The girl would have turned 9 years old Thursday. Prosecutors agreed not to charge her stepfather in exchange for his testimony.
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