A Roxbury man who posed his infant daughter with an illegal machine gun for photos was sentenced to three to five years in prison today after pleading guilty to a variety of charges, including reckless endangerment of a child, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Prosecutors say that when police arrived at Michael Major's 10 Brinton St. home in response to a domestic-violence call on Jan. 10, they found Major's beaten-up and robbed girlfriend, a cache of illegal weapons and photos showing Major's and his girlfriend's daughter, then 17 months, posed with a Cobray MAC-11 machine gun with a large-capacity feeding device.
"It's not just chilling but incomprehensible that a person would do such a thing with a child," DA Dan Conley said. "Every day, we see the damage that unregistered firearms do to intended and unintended targets in the City of Boston. Posing a child with a weapon like this one, apparently loaded, isn't cute. It's not amusing. It's criminal and it just shocks the conscience."