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Youngest of 3 defendants in murder gets probation

Published On: Jan 28 2014 07:07:02 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 28 2014 07:12:00 AM CST

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WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) -

A teen who acted as a lookout while his friend's grandmother was killed in her Willmar home has been sentenced to probation and community service.

Sixteen-year-old Devon Jenkins earlier pleaded guilty to unintentional second-degree murder. A Kandiyohi County judge on Monday sentenced Jenkins to complete a youth correctional program, perform 100 hours of community service and serve probation until age 21.

The Star Tribune reports Jenkins is the youngest of three defendants in the death of 79-year-old Lila Warwick. Prosecutors say her own grandson, 18-year-old Robert Warwick, came up with the plan that led 19-year-old Brok Junkermeier to choke and stab the woman last July. Junkermeier's trial is in March. Warwick's has not been scheduled.

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