Hempstead man sentenced in killing of 12-year-old girl

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Kristin Thorne has more on the sentencing from Mineola.

A Hempstead man has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl in her Long Island home.

Jakwan Keller, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges back in March.

Twelve-year-old Dejah Joyner was killed in the October 2015 shooting.

Keller was upset that someone from a rival gang had stolen his brother's hoverboard and went looking to retaliate.

When he allegedly shot at Dejah's house in Hempstead, a group of people was standing out front.

Dejah was in the living room of the house and a bullet came through the front window, striking her in the head.



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