DETROIT (WXYZ) - A teen boy was sentenced to 14 to 32 years in prison for his part in the death of 84-year-old Joseph Lewis who was working security outside of a Detroit church.
At just 15, Anthony Williams could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Earlier this month he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of killing 84-year old Joseph Lewis, a security guard at the Victory Way Assembly Church of God In Christ.
On the evening of May 9, Joeseph Lewis sat in his car outside the Victory Way Assembly Church of God In Christ on Tireman in Detroit where he worked as a security guard.
Mr. Lewis was approached by 15-year-old Anthony Davis and 18-year-old Alandre Boone who was armed with a gun.
It has been determined that robbery was their intent. While the two teenagers fought with Mr. Lewis, Boone ultimately shot Lewis in the chest.
During his sentencing, Anthony Williams addressed Mr. Lewis’ family, apologized for his part in the crime and stood emotionally awaiting his sentence.
Judge Michael Callahan Sentenced Williams to 12 to 30 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections for second degree murder and two additional years for a felony firearms violation.
His accomplice who pleaded to the same charge will be sentenced on October 2, 2012.
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