Fury of Bronx family after the man who shot his son in the head on his 5th birthday – causing brain damage – has been imprisoned for only 10 years
- Michael Quiles, 29, fired multiple shots in broad daylight in New York in 2017
- One of the bullets struck Jaheem Hunter's head when he celebrated his fifth birthday
- Quiles was found guilty of second-degree gun ownership in March
- Jaheem & # 39; s father Charles Hunter said: & # 39; My child is confused for the rest of his life & # 39;
Michael Quiles, 29, was found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon
The family of a boy with brain damage after being shot in the head on his fifth birthday says the shooter had been in prison for more than 10 years.
Michael Quiles (29) fired several shots when he was approached in broad daylight in June 2017 by two men with knives in the Bronx.
One of those bullets hit Jaheem Hunter when he celebrated his fifth birthday. His father Charles rushed him to the hospital.
When asked about his reaction out of court, Charles Hunter told CBS: & # 39; My child is confused for the rest of his life & # 39 ;.
He had rocked his son's bloodied head in the back of the car as the brain dust melted away while Yemen's sister Aja Holmes rushed to St Barnabas hospital, Bronx Justice News reported.
The child stopped breathing in the vehicle and doctors gave him small chances of survival when he arrived.
Quiles – who received a conditional release at the time of the incident – was found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, but last month ABC reported that they were free from attempted murder and first-line assault.
Jaheem Hunter, who was hit in June 2017 by a stray bullet on his fifth birthday
During his sentencing session, Quiles apologized for what had happened.
Justice Attorney Darcel Clark said the broadcaster Quiles should have received the maximum sentence of 15 years: & # 39; The young victim miraculously survived a shot at the head but continues to struggle with the injuries. The life of an innocent child has completely changed. & # 39;
The boy's grandmother Barbara Holmes told CBS: "You shouldn't have the right to shoot a gun and shoot a baby."
His family says that Jaheem – now seven – is still recovering, but the rest of his life will have a metal plate in his head and struggle with short-term memory.
Moreover – after four operations – he walks with a resistance in his right leg, has a weakened right hand, suffers painful attacks and has difficulty speaking.