Teen sentenced to minimum of 5 years for armed drug robbery

(Image: Big Stock Photo)

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager who police say shot another teenager while stealing marijuana has pleaded guilty to armed robbery.

The 17-year-old Stamford resident will be sentenced to serve a mandatory minimum of five years to a maximum of eight years in state prison for the felony. The Stamford Advocate reports the guilty plea was a part of a plea deal to drop other serious charges like first-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

The teenager will also not return for sentencing until he is supposed to graduate from high school in January as part of the plea deal.

The presiding judge told the teenager that if he gets arrested between now and January, he may receive the maximum sentence for armed robbery — 20 years in prison.


Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s