Man sentenced to prison for killing teen over Xbox

An Alabama man was sentenced to death Thursday for the murder of a teen boy over an Xbox. Benjamin Young, 30, was convicted last month of capital murder in...

An Alabama man was sentenced to death Thursday for the murder of a teen boy over an Xbox.

Benjamin Young, 30, was convicted last month of capital murder in the 2016 death of 19-year-old Ki-Jana Freeman, AL.com reported.

Young and four others allegedly lured the teen and a friend to a Tuscumbia apartment complex under the guise of either selling or buying an Xbox.

Prosecutors said the suspects plotted to kill Freeman because they believed he stole an Xbox and television two days earlier. The teen was shot dead as he sat in his friend’s Mustang.

In February, the jury also found Young guilty of assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle. They recommended the death penalty which was upheld Tuesday morning by the judge in Colbert County Circuit Court.

The defendant didn’t address Freeman’s family before being sentenced, news station WAAY reported.

Young is the second suspect charged in the case to be sentenced. De’Vontae Bates received a 20-year prison sentence in exchange for testifying in Young’s case. Three others — Riley Hamm Jr., Peter Capote and Thomas Hubbard — are set to stand trial.

Source: NY Post (Jackie Salo)

Photo Credit: TurboSquid

Photo Credit: Colbert County Circuit Court

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