DAYTON — Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. has announced that the defendant, 23 year‐old Bradley Allen Tyler Harmon, was sentenced today for his conviction on seven felony counts related to the shooting of a 12‐year‐old girl in her Huber Heights home on Sept. 7, 2013.
During the early morning hours that day, the defendant entered the victim’s Larcomb Drive residence and shot the 12‐year‐old in her face at pointblank range, using a stolen handgun, in a seemingly random act of violence, according to Heck.
The defendant was indicted on Sept. 17, 2013 on two counts aggravated burglary, two counts felonious assault, one count robbery, one count tampering with evidence and one count grand theft of a firearm.
“Because the defendant used a firearm in the commission of his acts, the aggravated burglary and felonious assault counts also included mandatory three‐year firearm specifications,” said Heck.
On Aug. 6, 2015, he was found guilty as charged on all counts and specifications after a jury trial. Today he was sentenced to a total of 25 years and nine months in the penitentiary, according to Heck.
“The defendant was unremorseful and unapologetic,” said Heck. “During the defendant’s interview for the presentence investigation report, the defendant stated that he felt justified in shooting the girl because she deserved to be shot.”
“Thankfully, the victim survived the shooting, but suffered permanent injuries,” added Heck. “This defendant clearly has no concern for the lives of others and deserves to serve every day of his sentence.”
Reach Greg Smart at 937-684-8088.
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