Teen gets prison in unintentional Columbus fatal shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy is heading to prison in the 2014 unintentional shooting that left a teenage girl dead in Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1VXeJdu ) the boy was sentenced to six years in adult prison on Thursday in the shooting that killed 17-year-old Shevona Whitehead a day before she would have turned 18. The boy pleaded guilty last month to reckless homicide and a weapons offense in the slaying.

The boy expressed remorse in court and told Whitehead’s family that it wasn’t intentional.

Whitehead died after she was shot once with a gun being handled by the then-15-year-old boy in a bedroom at his home. Police say the boy pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger to prove it wasn’t loaded.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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