US man convicted in death of five-year-old Indian-origin girl – Times of India

Houston: A 35-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2021 murder of a five-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US state of Louisiana.
a stray bullet hit Maiya Patelhead on March 20, 2021, while she was playing in her motel room in Shreveport. He was rushed to the hospital but died after battling for three days.
A district judge found Joseph Lee Blacksmith According to the Shreveport Times, the man responsible for the killing last week in connection with Patel’s death.
During Smith’s trial on January 13, it was found that on the day of the fatal shooting, Smith got into an altercation with another man in the parking lot of a motel he owned and operated at the time. Vimal And Snehal Patelwho lived in the ground floor unit my and a younger brother.
Smith fired at the man with a 9mm handgun, but the bullet missed its intended target and struck Maya in the head before grazing her mother.
Smith will return to the court on February 27.
He could face up to 40 years in prison for murder, and up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to US$5,000, the report said.
He could face up to 40 years in prison and/or a fine of up to US$100,000 for the obstruction charge.