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Man gets 33-year prison sentence in Kentucky teen’s killing

March 23, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has sentenced a man to 33 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges including murder in the 2016 Thanksgiving day fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , Fayette Circuit Court Judge Lucy VanMeter sentenced 25-year-old Kevin Josue Ipina-Garcia on Friday in the death of Angel Juarez.

Juarez was shot in the chest at home through the front door.

Ipina-Garcia’s attorney, Jared Bewley, said his client was sorry.

Court records show some victims suspected the boy’s brother, Danilo Juarez, of orchestrating a robbery in which he was also robbed.

Court records say Ipina-Garcia and another man went to the house, asking for Danilo Juarez, but another brother said he wasn’t home.

Court records say Ipina-Garcia shot through the door, hitting Angel Juarez.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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