Detroit man sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-year-old daughter, grandmother and aunt

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for gunning down his 7-year-old daughter, grandmother and aunt.

A Wayne County Circuit Court jury found 29-year-old Ferdarius Shine guilty of first-degree murder. He was sentenced Wednesday.

According to police, Shine ran from the house after the Feb. 15, 2013, shootings, screaming that "the devil" made him do it.

He surrendered at a psychiatric hospital the next day and underwent a mental competency exam before his trial. He was convicted earlier this month.

The victims were Shine's daughter, Amera Jones; his 49-year-old aunt, Santangela Williams, and his 68-year-old grandmother, Geraldine Bates.

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