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Man convicted in death of Indianapolis one-year-old

Fired shots into house killing toddler
Posted at 4:20 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 16:25:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS—One-year-old Malaysia Robson was at home early in the morning of March 29, 2018 when she was struck and killed by a bullet fired into the house from the outside.

Tuesday, one of the two men charged in the toddler's death was found guilty of Murder and Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon. The verdict came on the second day of 28-year-old Darrin Banks' bench trial and was issued by Marion County Criminal Court Judge Mark Stoner.

According to police, Banks and a second suspect, 30-year-old Brian Palmer admitted to firing guns into the North Wittfield Avenue house which they knew was occupied.

Palmer also faces murder charges and is scheduled for a jury trial in November.

The weekend after Robson was killed, the one-year-old's grandmother helped organize a call and march for unity in the neighborhood near East 38th Street and North Post Road.

For Robson's grandmother, it was a way to remember her grandchild and push for change so no family ever has to go through the same loss.

"For anyone with kids - go home and love your kids like never before," she said at the time.