Jul 25, 2012 at 8:12 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A teenager has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old in a south Minneapolis alley.
Sixteen-year-old Malcolm Jackson pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Minneapolis Roosevelt sophomore Trequan Sykes on June 1. The victim was shot in the back.
The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/O5dRB1) reports the earliest Jackson could be released from prison is when he is 33 years old.
In a statement, Tom Arneson of the Hennepin County attorney's juvenile prosecution division calls it ''a tragic and senseless case.''
According to the charges, Jackson had been in a fight with Sykes' 17-year-old brother two weeks before the shooting and had stashed a revolver outside Minneapolis South High School.
Jackson apologized to the victim's family at Tuesday's sentencing.
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