This is pretty crazy, it happend about 30 minutes away from where I live. I feel really bad for this kid. Who hasnt got a little pissed and unloaded on somekid?. I know i've gotten in a couple of fights. He only punched the kid once and it was a horrible accident that the other teen actually died. What do you all think the appropriate punishment would be for this? He is facing up to seven years and an adult record.
(WCCO) St. Paul A 17-year-old boy accused of fatally punching a Roseville Area High School student last month pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday, Ramsey County court officials said.
The teenager was accused of punching 17-year-old Derrick New of St. Paul during a dispute over some property.
The fight occurred at a party in Como Park to celebrate the end of the school year.
New fell unconscious to the ground and was pronounced dead at Regions Hospital on June 10.
As his assailant is a juvenile, his identity is not being released.
The teenager entered his guilty plea as an extended jurisdiction juvenile and will receive both a juvenile sentence and a stayed adult sentence on August 3, court officials said.
If the teenager violates the juvenile sentencing, he will face an adult sentence. The adult sentence could add up to 86 months (seven years, two months) in prison.