Man Sentenced to 25 years in Teenager's Death

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle man has been
sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in last year's slaying
of a teenage boy.

Joel Millsap had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in
the July death of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot. The 25-year-old was
sentenced Thursday.

Hendershot had been adopted by his grandparents and was living
in Tennessee but was visiting his biological mother for the summer
when he was killed.

Millsap's girlfriend also pleaded guilty to accessory after the
fact to second-degree murder. The 30-year-old Tammy Lee Morris was sentenced to three years of probation.

Authorities believe the killing happened inside Millsap's apartment. Hendershot's body was later found in a nearby culvert.

Hendershot's 19-year-old girlfriend was also charged but ruled
incompetent.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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