Flint Teen Sentenced to 40-60 Years in Prison for Killing of 14-Year-Old
A Flint teen who was 15 when he shot and killed a 14-year-old has been sentenced to 40-60 years in prison. Kewon Harris, now 18, was sentenced on Thursday in the June 2012 shooting death of Antonio Bell, Jr. Authorities say Harris shot Bell, Jr. as he was playing dice on Mott Park's tennis court. According to MLive, police testified Harris shot Bell, Jr. from about 80 yards away with an AK-47 rifle. An autopsy showed Bell, Jr. died from a single gunshot wound.
The jail sentence came after a specialized sentencing hearing was held for Harris. A 2012 Supreme Court ruling deemed it unconstitutional for juveniles to face a mandatory life sentence without parole. Harris was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder which is punishable to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Michigan.