Detroit man pleads guilty to charges related to shooting of 3-year-old girl

Vernon Coles pleads guilty to charges after Amyria Parham shot in neighborhood dispute

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DETROIT - A man has pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting of a 3-year-old girl in Detroit last month.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Vernon R. Coles on Wednesday entered guilty pleas to assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.

Authorities say Amyria Parham was shot after a neighborhood dispute escalated.

She was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and leg but later was released.

Coles is to be sentenced on Oct. 12.

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