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LIMA — The fifth and final teenager involved in last year's shooting death of another teen learned his fate Friday morning.Xavier Arrick, who authorities said was driving the getaway car the night Eric Armstead, 16, was killed, was quiet and expressionless as he learned his fate. Judge Richard Warren sentenced Arrick to three years in prison, with credit for more than a year served in the county jail. Arrick pleaded guilty last month to one count of involuntary manslaughter.“Xavier is the final chapter in that part of the story. He's here today, of course, to take ownership for his role and to take responsibility for his actions,” said Andrew King, Arrick's attorney. “He only wishes it could bring more peace to the family and bring Eric back. Obviously, that's impossible. He hopes that his contributions to what has happened since that time have helped them heal even just a little bit.”Authorities said Arrick, 19, and four other teens — Dederic Matthews, Ritchie Johnson, Devontae Upshaw and Shaquille Bulls — went to Armstead's home at 620 Madison Ave. on Aug. 30, 2010, as part of an ongoing feud that began at the Allen County Fair. Once there, Matthews and Upshaw left the car and Matthews fired at the porch where Armstead was standing, hitting him in the head and killing him instantly, authorities said.Bulls and Upshaw are serving sentences in juvenile prison. Matthews and Johnson are both serving 13-year sentences in adult prison.Arrick apologized for his role in Armstead's death.“I can't take it back,” Arrick said. “I can just say I apologize. I can try to make it better.”Warren said the shooting ultimately was about the teens feeling disrespected.“The lesson is that isn't the way we take care of conflict,” Warren said.Warren said Arrick's cooperation with investigators and genuine display of remorse were key factors for the court in deciding to accept the plea deal.You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.






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