- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville teen has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during a gun deal.

The Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/n5R3gz) reports that the 14-year-old boy was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent. He had faced a possible life sentence.

Authorities say the teen and two adults met 25-year-old Tony Vernon Johnson last June to trade handguns. Johnson was gunned down after the exchange, and another man, 24-year-old Stephon Graham, was wounded as he tried to flee.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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