Teen apologizes in court before heading behind bars

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo teenager is going to prison for a fight that ended with murder. Judge Michael D’Amico sentenced Myles Taylor to 13 years to life in prison, Monday. He was just 14 years old when he fired a single shot that killed 16-year-old Kelmyne Jones last summer.

Prosecutors say the victim was fighting with another person about a photo posted on social media. The fight ended and Taylor shot Jones in the back.

Assistant Erie County District Attorney Colleen Curtin Gable said, “This wasn’t some random shot, he shot in the back the boy that had been fighting his friend.”

Taylor apologized in court Monday. He said, “I’m very sorry to the family of Kelmyne Jones. I didn’t mean for any of this to happen.”

Judge D’Amico said, “These are kids screwing around with guns. The violence is just heartbreaking for everybody.”

Taylor was charged as a juvenile offender. The victim’s father told News 4 off camera, he’s glad this is over.

 

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