Child killing leads to prison sentence of 133 years - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Child killing leads to prison sentence of 133 years

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman who fired into a Memphis home where a three-year-old girl was killed by a bullet drew a sentence today of 133 years in prison.

An accomplice already has been sentenced to life behind bars. George Franklin was sentenced in the death of Jessica Borner who died when a gunman angry over a ten-dollar sale of marijuana fired into her residence.

Nine other people in the house were injured by the gunfire from two rifles and a handgun.

Franklin was convicted last month on one charge of second-degree murder and nine charges of attempted murder.

Police said gunmen pulled up in a car in front of the child's residence in June 2002 and opened fire after a man they had argued with ran into the residence. More than 25 bullets hit the house.

Another defendant, Mack Jones, has been convicted of first-degree murder in Jessica's death and sentenced to life in prison.

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