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Man gets 26 years in drive-by shooting that killed toddler

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison in the death of a 2-year-old St. Joseph girl in a drive-by shooting.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Marcain Kimbrough-Ballard became the first of three men charged in the August shooting of Raelynn Craig to be sentenced in the case.

His sentencing Monday came after he pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the girl’s death.

Kimbrough-Ballard said at his plea hearing that he fired shots from the backseat of a car at another vehicle.

But he said he didn’t know a child was inside the other car.

Two adults with Raelynn were injured in the shooting.

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