Video captures moment dad attacks man convicted in daughter’s death

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DETROIT, Mich. — A dad, who was about to give a victim impact statement in the sentencing of the two people accused in his three-year-old daughter’s death, punched one of the defendants during a court hearing.

According to Detroit Free Press, the father, Dwayne Smith, punched Clifford Thomas in the head. They were quickly separated.

The child’s mother, Jasmine Gordon, who was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the toddler’s death, began crying and yelling “Jesus!” after the punch was thrown.

The father will not face charges for the incident.

Jamila Smith, 3, died of blunt force injuries and her death was ruled a homicide.

Both Clifford Thomas and Jasmine Gordon were sentenced to serve time behind bars.


  • Mom

    My heart goes out to the parents and family of the little angel. Wikid evil people, I hope they both stay locked up for life. That poor child, innocent and probably trusted these disgusting things of……. Sorry No, that woman like that man do not regret it! They just want to save their own skin. Selfish. Keep them in jail!

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