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HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A 13-year-old Northeast Texas boy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting deaths of his 12-year-old brother and their father.
The Longview News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1BEQCXp ) reported Wednesday that the boy pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to two counts of capital murder in a plea deal.
The child will remain in juvenile custody until he's 19, when he'll be transferred to an adult prison.
Cass County sheriff's deputies on June 27 responded to a 911 call from the teen. Officers found the bodies of a 32-year-old man and his 12-year-old son at the family's home near Hughes Springs.
The teen was later arrested and taken to a Gregg County juvenile facility.
Prosecutors say the teen apparently planned to only kill his father, then his brother walked in.
Information from: Longview News-Journal, http://www.news-journal.com
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