- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A St. Joseph County judge has handed down a maximum 65-year prison sentence for a 17-year-old in the shooting death of a high school senior.

The South Bend Tribune (https://bit.ly/1DVC980 ) reports Jermaine D. Munn pleaded guilty in October to murder in the death of 18-year-old Nathan Hall. Authorities say Munn shot Hall to death in a robbery on South Bend’s northwest side in April 2014.

Munn’s attorney had advocated for a 45-year prison sentence, while prosecutors asked for 60 to 62 years. The judge, during a sentencing hearing Tuesday, called Hall’s killing “particularly egregious.”

A request from Munn to withdraw his guilty plea was denied by the judge last month. Munn said during Tuesday’s hearing that plans to appeal the decision. His sentence would be nullified if a higher court overturns the judge’s denial.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, https://www.southbendtribune.com

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