Family outraged over sentence given to teenage child-killer

4:05 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (KARE) - A teenager was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday in the shooting death of a Minneapolis boy.

Stephon Shannon, 17, entered a guilty plea to a charge of second degree murder for the benefit of a gang last week for killing Nizzel George. The 5-year-old boy was sleeping on his grandmother's couch on June 26, 2012 when Shannon opened fire outside the north Minneapolis home.  

Shannon later told police he wanted revenge for a shooting that happened the night before

An unnamed 15-year-old has also been charged. Prosecutors are fighting to try him as an adult. 


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