Smelley brothers sentenced in murder of 2-year-old Makanzee Oldham

Posted at 8:06 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 13:45:32-04

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Cleveland Smelley has been sentenced to serve a minimum of 30 years to a maximum of 60 years for second degree murder. He will also serve 5 years for felony firearm.

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Antoine Smelley has been sentenced to serve 8-20 years for second degree murder and 2 years for felony firearm in the death of 2-year-old Makanzee Oldham.

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Two men are being sentenced in the murder of a 2-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Detroit in May of 2016.

Cleveland and Antoine Smelley is happening now. 

Police say Cleveland opened fire on a car with seven people inside after an argument, striking 2-year-old Makanzee Oldham.

According to police, Antoine was at a home in the 16400 block of Fairmount when he poured juice over the head of a woman getting ready for prom. He then pulled out a gun and threatened her and her friends.

Then, according to police, Cleveland and Deonta Bennett drove to the house to meet with Antoine. A fight broke out involving several people, and Bennett allegedly gave a gun to Cleveland. That's when he opened fire on the car.

Bennett was sentenced to prison in January after pleading guilty.