Accomplice gets up to 34 years in death of Philly girl, 3, hit by bullet

A man convicted in the death of a 3-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet while having her hair braided in Philadelphia has been sentenced to 17 to 34 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Douglas Woods was sentenced Monday in the August 2014 death of Tynirah Borum, who was sitting on a front porch. He had earlier pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges.

Twenty-four-year-old Brandon Ruffin was also charged in the shooting. He pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other counts and was sentenced in June to 40 to 80 years.

Ruffin opened fire on a man from a rival street crew, wounding him and two bystanders and killing the child. Woods had taken Ruffin to the Grays Ferry neighborhood on his bicycle handlebars, police said.

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