Paroled murderer guilty in 5-year-old's shooting

PONTIAC (AP) -- A Pontiac man on parole for second-degree murder has been convicted of assault with intent to murder for shooting his girlfriend's 5-year-old niece in the face.

An Oakland County Circuit Court jury deliberated 27 minutes last Thursday before finding 30-year-old Keyon Timmons guilty on eight counts. Jailed without bond pending a March 4 sentencing by Judge Nanci Grant, he faces up to life in prison.

Authorities say Timmons and girlfriend fought before Timmons drove to the Oxford Township mobile home on Sept. 9, 2009, and shot Jordayna Barrett. The girl recovered.

Timmons served seven years and two months in prison for a 1995 killing.

Defense lawyer Fred Miller told jurors there was no physical evidence linking Timmons to the girl's shooting.

Published: Mon, Feb 22, 2010