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Teen gets 75 years for role in 2 random slayings

September 19, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teen has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in a series of random shootings that killed two people and left three others wounded.

The Virginian-Pilot reports 19-year-old Angelo Antonio Worlds told the judge at his Tuesday sentencing that he “wasn’t in the right state of mind” during the 2016 shooting. Virginia Beach police say the victims were randomly chosen.

The sentencing was part of a deal in which Worlds pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree murder. He had faced up to life in prison.

Co-defendant Nicholas Cates previously pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree murder and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Another co-defendant, Maurice Boney Jr., pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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