- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 13-year-old Everett, Wash., boy has been sentenced to at least four years in juvenile detention for the armed robberies of a bikini espresso stand and a market.

In the espresso stand robbery, police say the then-12-year-old boy rode up on a bike, ordered a drink and pulled out a handgun, threatening to shoot the barista in the leg. Then he dumped the tip jar into his backpack and rode off.

The Daily Herald reports (https://is.gd/PW1jvV ) the boy pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree robbery. He says he borrowed the gun from a 16-year-old boy he met through church. That teen was earlier sentenced to two years for a separate armed robbery.

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Ellen Fair declined a defense request to release the boy to his parents under a plan that would have amounted to house arrest for two years.

The teen’s parents apologized in court for their son’s actions.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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