TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old in Toledo could be sentenced to life prison after entering a plea in the fatal killings of his former girlfriend and her brother.
Devonte Brown entered an Alford plea Friday to aggravated murder and other charges. That means he didn’t admit guilt but concedes prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.
A judge in Toledo says the minimum sentence Brown could get is life in prison with parole eligibility after 20 years.
Police say he was 16 when he attacked the two teens last August along with their mother who survived.
His former girlfriend died three weeks later from complications of strangulation. Her 14-year-old brother died from multiple stab wounds.
Police say they found the bodies after the teen told his mom that he had done “something awful.”