Teenager Given Five Years for Murder

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A 17-year-old boy from New Orleans was sentenced to five years in prison by an Orleans Parish judge, on Friday. The sentence was given when the teenager pleaded guilty for fatally shooting a friend during a video game session, last year.

Criminal District Court Judge Karen Herman imposed the sentence seven months after Dante Veals, 17, entered his plea of guilty.

Last summer, Veals, who was 16 then, was charged as an adult by a grand jury for the shooting death of Deion Robair, who was also 16, in the Desire neighborhood.

The incident happened on March 19, 2014, and Veals was arrested shortly after. Veals committed the crime, when he and his two friends were playing “Grand Theft Auto.”

New Orleans homicide detective said that during the game, Veals and Robair started fighting and Veals picked up a revolver. The revolver was brought by Robair. Veals then inserted a single cartridge in the gun.

He clicked the gun once, then twice, the third time pulled the trigger, the gun fired and hit Robair. Robair died because of the gunshot wound.

Detective Debra Normand said, “The victim was not a willing participant in Veals’ actions.”

Veals’ guilty plea did not come with an agreed-upon sentence. Louisiana law has 40 years sentence for Manslaughter. But, Herman gave him five years, which is the maximum sentence under the lesser charge of negligen… MORE

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