- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A convicted felon who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy sparked by an alleged dispute over a “frozen cup” in 2013 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges and received a 34-year sentence.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1NIFfRm ) jury selection was about to begin Tuesday when Milton Bangham told prosecutors he was willing to plead guilty to killing Edward Barton on June 30.

On the day of the shooting, police said Bangham unleashed a hail of bullets on Barton. Barton’s mother, Dawan Lewis, later told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that she believed her son had been targeted because of a dispute two weeks earlier.

Lewis said her son and a friend of his had complained to a woman vending frozen cup treats that their icy drink was too watered down.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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