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Indianapolis teenager gets 59 years for murder

Indianapolis teenager gets 59 years in prison for murder, aggravated battery, robbery
Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 11, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis teenager who pleaded guilty to murder, aggravated battery and robbery for a crime spree last year has been sentenced to 59 years in prison.

The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/W4jVRd ) reports Marion Superior Judge Mark Stoner sentenced 18-year-old Sirquain Burr to a total sentence of 68 years, with nine years suspended. He also ordered Burr to three years on probation after he serves his sentence.

Prosecutors say Burr shot 38-year-old John Yingling during an attempted robbery in the driveway of Yingling’s home near Southport, south of Indianapolis.

Sixteen-year-old Gabriel Edwards also pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and robbery and could face 51 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com


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