Man who killed teen while trying to steal belt gets 19 years
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for killing a 17-year-old boy while trying to rob him of his belt in a Portland park last year.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 20-year-old Kole Jones pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter and attempted robbery. He also pleaded guilty to robbery from a different incident in 2016. He was sentenced Monday.
Jones was part of a group of three teens arrested in the Holladay Park killing of Shawn Scott Jr. as they tried to force him at gunpoint to hand over his brown-checkered Louis Vuitton belt.
Scott died after being shot in the head by Jones. Scott was a junior at a Vancouver, Washington, high school where he lived.
Jones declined to say anything in court. Joe Calhoun, his attorney, said Jones never intended to shoot Scott and is sorry he killed him.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com