Teen given 26 years in death of 17-year-old killed with claw hammer

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Teen given 26 years in death of 17-year-old killed with claw hammer

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 3:58 PM

FORT WORTH — A teen was sentenced to 26 years in the death of 17-year-old Nicholas Anderson, who was bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer.

Prosecutors said a 17-year-old acquaintance, whose identity was not released due to his age, struck the fatal blows that killed Anderson while the pair were hanging out at Glenwood Park early in the morning on May 15, 2013. 

Anderson was struck several times in his upper torso and head.

"Afterword, the teen stole Anderson's watch, phone, wallet and car," said Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

McDonald said a homeless man found the victim's body at about 7 a.m. in a wooded area, where a friend allegedly helped hide the body.

The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between prosecutors and the defense team.

 

 

 

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