Columbus man convicted of murdering two-year-old girl during robbery

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A jury took just 28 minutes to convict a Columbus man of killing a two-year-old girl.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Jaquon Lamont Poindexter, 25, was found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated murder and murder. All counts had a firearm specification.

O’Brien said Poindexter shot and killed 2-year-old Amiyah Bice while committing a robbery in the home of Julian Bice and Jessica Stanford.

“A shootout resulted, four people were shot during the incident, and two-year-old victim Amiyah Bice died as a result of her injuries,” O’Brien stated.

Poindexter will be sentenced on May 22 and faces a potential sentence of life in prison without parole.

In 2018, Another man, 53-year-old Norman R. Burke pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in connection with the case. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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