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Man, woman sentenced in slaying of 13-year-old Detroit boy

November 18, 2016 10:22 AM

DETROIT (AP) — A 45-year-old man and his 44-year-old girlfriend have been sentenced in the slaying of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was abducted, beaten and choked after picking up money he saw on the ground.

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Gregory Walker received two concurrent sentences of 40 to 60 years in prison and Lillian Roberts got two sentences of 24 to 40 years.

Deontae Mitchell's body was discovered in a vacant lot in Detroit in May. Police say he was grabbed after picking up $70 outside a market.

Walker and Roberts pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping.

Roberts' 27-year-old son, Earnest Coleman, was sentenced earlier this month to at least 14 years in prison. Coleman had pleaded guilty to torture and illegal possession of a gun.

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