Fireworks in an Inkster courtroom today--as the men charged in the killing of a toddler there---appeared before a judge.
Raymone Jackson and Raphael Hearn are facing first-degree murder charges, among other charges.
It was July 1st when police say triggerman Jackson, is accused of shooting 2-year-old KaMiya French in a shooting at an Inkster housing project. Her father and another child were also wounded. Prosecutors say the motive was revenge---Jackson wanting to teach the child's father a lesson.
Emotional testimony was heard from witnesses in the courtroom.
"He just pulled the gun out and started shooting," said one witness of Jackson. "It was just boom boom and it kept going"
The witness described the child's father and his horror.
"He kept saying...my baby my baby."
In court Jackson smiled and at one point, witnesses say, made a threatening gesture towards the victim's mother, causing the judge to scold him.
"You think this is funny? Mr jackson?," said the judge.
The victim's father Kenneth French, who was shot, but lived, arrived in a wheelchair. And gave a dramatic account of that night.
"My Baby was laying on the ground dying," he testified.
An emotional French then lashed out at the defense attorney questioning his story.
A trial date has been set for September 4th.