Judge Frederick McDonald sentenced 21-year-old Keshawn Jennings and 19-year-old Antwaine Jones to life in prison after their convictions earlier this month for the murder of a Toledo toddler last summer. Jones and Jennings will be eligible for parole after 40 years. The two were found guilty on July 5 of murder, aggravated murder and attempted murder.
On August 9, 2012 sixteen shots were fired into a house at the Moody Manor apartment complex in central Toledo. 1-year-old Keondra Hooks was fatally wounded. Keondra's 2-year-old sister was shot in the back but survived.
Key evidence in the trial was offered by James Moore, a lifelong friend of Jennings and Jones. Moore drove the getaway car on the night of the shooting. Moore testified for the prosecution and was allowed to plead guilty to manslaughter and given a 3 year prison sentence.
As Judge McDonald handed down the life sentence Jones reacted angrily and began to shout obscenities. Sitting in the chair next to him Jennings said to Jones "calm down man".
Through their attorney's both men said they would appeal their convictions.