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Man gets 20-42 years in Easter death of Detroit girl, 3

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 30-year-old man will spend 20 to 42 years in prison for his role in the Easter morning shooting death of a 3-year-old Detroit girl.

Jonathan Burks, of Detroit is one of four men accused by prosecutors of breaking into 3-year-old A’Naiya Montgomery’s home around 2 a.m. March 27 on the 16800 block of Riverview in Detroit. Shots were fired, killing the little girl and injuring two men inside.

Burks was sentenced Tuesday to 18 to 40 years for the first-degree home invasion and an additional two years for using a firearm during the felony. He was given credit for 143 days in jail off the felony firearm sentence.

He appeared before Chief Wayne Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny, who has presided over the cases of two other men charged in the shooting.

Diallo Davis, 24, of Detroit was sentenced Aug. 3 to nine to 20 years in prison with 91 days jail credit. Meanwhile, Detroiter Reginald Street is due in court Wednesday for a hearing.

A fourth suspect, Paul Kendall of Ecorse, faced a murder charged but was found hanged in April inside his jail cell. The county sheriff’s office has said it appeared Kendall committed suicide.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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