How could people do this? The thug said to the little girl’s family in court that he had out grown his “childish ways” while in jail. No, childish ways is playing ding-dong ditch on the person you’re mad at, not trying to kill their family. This man’s sentence is not harsh enough. Do you agree?
A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a five-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather’s lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Arlis Gordon, 24, learned his fate on Thursday after Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Wagner told the defendant has left the family of Laylah Petersen ‘with a legacy of sadness.’
Gordon and Carl Barrett Jr, 21, were seeking revenge in another slaying when on November 6, 2014 they mistakenly targeted the home where Petersen’s grandparents lived, authorities said.
The house was sprayed with gunfire, as the girl, her sister Destiny and grandparents sat in the living room. Laylah was struck and killed when bullets pierced the front picture window.
The two men thought they were shooting at the home of the girlfriend of a man acquitted of killing Gordon’s stepbrother.
In an agreement with prosecutors, Gordon earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide and three counts of second-degree endangering safety, party to the crime.
Gordon’s punishment also includes 19 years of extended supervision.