Grieving dad attacks his 3-year-old daughter's killer in court

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Dad Attacks Daughter's Killer


After his 3-year-old daughter was murdered by her mother's boyfriend, a grieving father was caught on camera attacking the man convicted of killing his little girl.

Dwayne Smith was in court to watch the sentencing of his daughter's mother, Jasmine Gordon, and Gordon's boyfriend Clifford Thomas. During the sentencing, Smith was meant to read out a victim impact statement. Instead, he became so angry that he rushed over to punch Thomas in the back of the head. Security guards quickly separated the two.

Both Gordon and Thomas were convicted over the death of the 3-year-old girl, Jamila Smith. The toddler died last September after she was rushed to the hospital by her mother. Her death was ruled a homicide after authorities found that her bruises were consistent with abuse to her chest and head.

Gordon was sentenced to seven to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and 14 to 25 years for first-degree child abuse.

Thomas was sentenced to four to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and one to two years for resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Although Smith was not allowed to return to court after his outburst, he was not charged with any offense.



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