- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to killing his 14-year-old niece after prosecutors say he shot the child over an argument about a pair of shoes.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2aZcFOK ) that 25-year-old Si Phu pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in the December 2015 death of Christy Nguyen Phu. He faces up to 32 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Aug. 19.

Charging documents say family members told police the teen was killed after refusing Si Phu’s demand to give him her shoes.

Documents say she and the victim’s cousin barricaded her bedroom door after the altercation but that he returned with a gun, kicked in the door and shot her.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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