- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Two North Texas men have been sentenced to prison for an attempted robbery that resulted in gunfire that left a teenage accomplice dead.

Tarrant County prosecutors say 23-year-old Curtis Fortenberry and 23-year-old Terrance Crumley reached a plea deal Friday in the June 2012 death of Claudia Hidic. Fortenberry pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 33 years in prison. Crumley admitted to tampering with evidence and received a 15-year sentence.

Prosecutors say Hidic and the two men conspired to rob a Fort Worth home by having the 17-year-old Hidic pretend to be a hostage. Fortenberry and Crumley claimed a man in the home owed them money. An armed person inside confronted them and shots were exchanged.

Hidic was caught in the crossfire, struck by a bullet from Fortenberry’s gun.

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