- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) - A teenager from Effingham has been sentenced in a 16-year-old girl’s shooting death.

The Effingham Daily News (https://bit.ly/1quQ9Dv ) reports that a judge ruled Thursday that the 16-year-old boy will serve time in a juvenile detention center for an indeterminate period not to extend past his 21st birthday.

The boy in March pleaded guilty in juvenile court to involuntary manslaughter and possession of a stolen firearm in connection with the Oct. 18 death of Kaylee N. Jacob. He admitted to shooting her with a gun he stole from a pickup truck in the Lake Sara area, but he told police that he didn’t realize it was loaded.

The teen was ordered to pay nearly $11,000 to the Jacobs family for Kaylee’s funeral expenses.


Information from: Effingham Daily News, https://www.effinghamdailynews.com

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