Boy, 13, convicted in sister's death gets 3 years

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old Terrytown boy who admitted killing his 5-year-old half-sister while practicing wrestling moves has been sentenced to three years in a secure juvenile facility with credit for time served.

The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/18zI0Pb ) reports the teenager's defense team had argued he be offered rehabilitation services in the community.

But Judge Andrea Janzen told the teenager's attorney that he had given her no evidence to explain how or why the child — described as jovial and outgoing by church members — was so disrespectful and angry at home.

The boy will get credit for the time he has served since July and Janzen recommended Tuesday he be sent to the Bridge City Center for Youth so he could get support from his family and members of his church.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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