May 7, 2014

One of Three Black Teens Sentenced in Racially-Motivated Slaying of Young White Mom


Marcus Velasquez, . . . 15, was sentenced Friday . . .

. . . [He] pleaded no contest to third-degree murder last month for the shooting that killed 22-year-old Kayla Peterson on Dec. 8, 2012.

Velasquez and two other boys followed Peterson's boyfriend home from the store and yelled profanities after he ignored their requests for a cigarette. Velasquez allegedly shot Peterson when she confronted the youths as her boyfriend arrived home.

Peterson had a 2-year-old daughter at the time. Read more

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