2 get life sentences for fatal drive-by that killed toddler

August 24, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida teens have been sentenced to life in prison for a 2016 drive-by shooting that left a toddler dead.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 19-year-olds Henry Lee Hayes and Kquame Riguan Richardson were both sentenced Thursday. They were found guilty last month of charges including first-degree murder by separate juries. Both were juveniles at the time of the shooting, so their cases will be eligible for review in 25 years.

Authorities say 22-month-old Aiden McClendon was fatally shot in Jacksonville in January 2016. Investigators say Aiden’s teenage cousin was targeted by rival gang members.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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