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13-Year-Old Guilty of Murder

March 10, 1999

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) _ A 13-year-old boy who helped search for a missing 5-year-old playmate after the little girl’s mother paid him $5 was convicted Wednesday of stabbing the child to death.

A judge found Anthony Harris guilty of juvenile charges of murder in the slaying last summer of Devan Duniver.

Anthony could be held until he is 21. No sentencing date was set.

Devan’s body was found June 28 underneath brush in the woods near the complex of townhouses where she and Anthony lived in this city about 70 miles south of Cleveland. Prosecutors said Anthony confessed.

Devan’s mother, Lori Duniver, said the boy joined the search for her daughter after she gave him $5. He wanted the money so he could go to a tractor pull.

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