A career criminal with eight arrests in seven years, was handed his longest prison sentence this afternoon for mistakenly shooting a grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter in 2008.
Cornell Prince, who was convicted by Common Pleas Judge John J. O'Grady Jr. after a nonjury trial on October 23, was sentenced to 19 to 38 years in prison for shooting Nora Bolorin, 39, and her granddaughter, Kiana Ayala, 3, Oct. 15, 2008 as he fired at the driver of a white Crown Victoria on Tulip Street near Ann. Bolorin was shot in the ankle and the child was shot in the thigh. Both are still recovering.
"I don't feel hatred toward him, but I want people to understand, what if I lost my child," Lydia Gonzales, Kiana's mother, told the judge in a victim impact statement.