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.