Franklin Twp. teen sentenced for attempting to kill stepdad

Franklin Twp. teen sentenced for attempting to kill stepdad

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A Franklin Twp. teen received a blended juvenile and adult prison sentence in the non-fatal shooting of his stepfather May 25 at their home in the 3700 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard. ED RICHTER/STAFF

A Franklin Twp. teen was sentenced to both juvenile and adult sanctions for shooting his stepfather while he slept in their home.

The 17-year-old youth received the blended sentence as part of the serious youthful offender statute on Aug. 9 in Warren County Juvenile Court after admitting to the complaint of attempted murder with a firearm, felonious assault, with a firearm specification, and domestic violence.

Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby gave the youth a juvenile sentence of six years on count one attempted murder, plus an additional three years on a firearm specification, to be served consecutive for a total sentence of nine years or until his 21st birthday.

The other charges were merged into the attempted murder with a firearm specification charge.

The adult sentence is 11 years in prison on count one attempted murder, with a three year firearm specification, to be served consecutive for a total of 14 years. The other two charges were also merged into the first charge.

According to court officials, the juvenile will only have to serve the adult portion of his sentence if he fails to successfully complete the juvenile portion of the sentence.

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