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9:29 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Edmonton Teen Sentenced to 20 Years for Killing Guardians

A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to killing his guardians to 20 years in prison.

The Glasgow Daily Times reports that Christopher Endicott received the sentence during a hearing Tuesday in Metcalfe County.

He pleaded guilty in October in the 2011 slayings of his legal guardians, Gary and Barbara Holloway. The couple was found fatally shot in their Edmonton home. He also entered guilty pleas to robbery, tampering with evidence and fleeing from police.

Under the plea deal, a 20-year sentence was recommended. However, at the court hearing, prosecutors asked for life without parole and Endicott's attorneys cited their client's age in asking for probation.

The judge was not swayed, but he will re-evaluate the sentence when the boy reaches the age of 18.