INDIANAPOLIS — An Elkhart teenager who was convicted of killing another teen will serve a 55-year sentence after appellate justices shaved off eight years.

Alphonso James III was convicted of the Sept. 12, 2018, killing of 18-year-old Jaren Minies during a bench trial last year. James was 13 years old when he shot Minies during a deal to trade him a handgun for an Xbox and $40.

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