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3 Teens Get Life Terms for $500 Murder

May 07, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Three teenagers were sentenced in Philadelphia to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy, who was lured to his death by a girl who promised him sex.

The girl, who was sentenced earlier to 17 1/2 to 35 years, led Jason Sweeney to a secluded spot, where the three boys attacked him with a hatchet, a hammer and rocks in May 2003. They stole $500 that Sweeney had earned doing construction work, and went on a drug binge.

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