According to authorities, Bernard wanted Kamiya’s execution to be the “last thing [her father] saw.”
Though the horrific slaying has been called “retaliation,” police spokesperson Lt. Michael Shaw rejects that characterization:
“I wouldn’t call it retaliation. Retaliation for what? Take somebody’s life away for retaliation? I mean, just to mention that as part of a motive is silliness to me,” he said. “I can’t wrap my head around anything that would make me want to walk up to a small child sitting next to a porch, point a pistol at their head, and shoot them dead. I can’t give you a motive. I can’t wrap my head around that.”
Read more at the Detroit Free Press.