INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old Indianapolis youth to 51 years in prison for his part in a crime spree in which one man was shot dead and another man wounded.
Gabriel Edwards was sentenced to 10 years' probation Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to murder, attempted murder and robbery.
Prosecutor Jeremy Teipen said Edwards, then 15, was driving a stolen car when 17-year-old accomplice Sirquain Burr of Indianapolis shot 38-year-old John Yingling in the driveway of the man's south-side home on Feb. 13, 2013.
"(His widow) is heartbroken. She lost her husband, her soul mate. Their children and his other children from another marriage lost their father," Teipen said.
Edwards' attorney Kenneth Riggins offered no excuses.
"He comes from a two-parent household. He went to church every Sunday. He was raised with all the opportunities that come with a middle class lifestyle. He made poor choices," Riggins said.
In a handwritten note that Edwards' attorney read, he expressed regret, remorse and grief.
After Edwards serves his prison time he will be on probation for 10 years. If he violates that probation he could serve those years in prison, too.
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