- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond teenager convicted of the murder in the death of an 8-year-old has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1KOaCYT ) reports the 17-year-old was sentenced Wednesday for the death of Martin Cobb Jr. Cobb was discovered in May 2014 with multiple head injuries from a 60-pound tree limb.

The teenager, who accepted a plea agreement, also faced charges of strangulation and malicious wounding involving Cobb’s 12-year-old sister. The charges were dropped to keep her from having to testify.

The teenager has a long history of offenses, including hitting a child in the head with a hammer.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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