VIDEO: Bereaved father attacks daughter’s killer during trial

The father of a 3-year-old girl lost control in a courtroom when he came face-to-face with her killer

VIDEO: Bereaved father attacks daughter’s killer during trial

by Kayleigh Dray |
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When Dwayne Smith stood up in court to give a "victim impact statement" about the murder of his 3-year-old daughter, he could not contain his rage and heartbreak.

As he moved up to the dock, Smith was overcome with rage and lashed out at Clifford Thomas, one of the people responsible for his little girl’s death.

Rushing to punch Thomas in the head, it took several officers to subdue the raging father - but, once the pair were seperated, the father broke down into violent sobs.

The judge did not hold Smith in contempt of court for the incident, according to ​the Detroit Free Press.

Watch the footage for yourself below:

Dwayne’s daughter, 3-year-old Jamila Smith, died of multiple blunt force injuries in September 2014.

Her death was ruled a homicide, with both her mother, Jasmine Gordon, and Clifford Thomas being convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Gordon was sentenced to 7-15 years for involuntary manslaughter and 14-25 years for first-degree child abuse as an aider and abettor.

Thomas was sentenced to 6 to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and 1-2 years for resisting and obstructing a police officer.

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