WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) - A 15-year-old who shot and killed in sister's boyfriend in September 2012 won't know his adult sentence for seven more years.
Jared Seagraves, now 15, from Walker will spend that time in a secured juvenile facility and won't receive a prison sentence until he is 21, Kent County Senior Prosecuting Attorney for the Juvenile Division Vicki Seidl told 24 Hour News 8.
At that time, a judge can choose to give Seagraves the recommended 12 to 20 years. Once sentenced to prison, the judge will give him credit for his time in juvenile lock-up.
Prosecutors say this arrangement provides incentive for Seagraves to behave and get an education.
Seagraves was 14 when he shot his 20-year-old neighbor, Michael Haminger, on Sept. 23, 2012 in the front yard of Seagraves' parents' home in the 2300 block of Powers Avenue NW.
In March, Seagraves pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
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