MILWAUKEE (AP) — A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather’s lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to prison.
Twenty-four-year-old Arlis Gordon was sentenced Thursday to 30 years behind bars. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Wagner told Gordon he has left the family of Laylah Petersen “with a legacy of sadness.”
Authorities say Gordon and Carl Barrett Jr. wanted revenge for a slaying and mistakenly targeted the girl’s grandparents’ home in November 2014.
Gordon pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide and second-degree endangering safety in an agreement with prosecutors. Barrett was last week sentenced to 65 years in prison after he was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.