Jury recommends life sentence for man who shot Lexington girl

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A jury is recommending a life sentence for a man found guilty of a shooting that left a young girl paralyzed.

Carlos Jenkins was arrested in 2017 following the shooting on Carneal Road.

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Jenkins was accused of firing several shots into a home where a bullet hit Amaya Catching, who was celebrating her 12th birthday.

A bullet hit her spine, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

Jenkins was charged with wanton endangerment, assault, being a persistent felony offender, and tampering with physical evidence.

On Thursday, a jury found Jenkins guilty on all counts.

Because he was found guilty of being a persistent felony offender, the jury recommended a life sentence plus 50 years.

Jenkins is scheduled to be formally sentenced on April 12 at 1 p.m.