LIMA — A 17-year-old Lima teen was sentenced Thursday to spend the next 13 years in prison for killing a 19-year-old man.
Allen County Common Pleas Judge David Cheney sentenced Albert McDowell to 13 years in prison, with at least three years served before considering parole, according to a report by Your Hometown Stations. The Clerk of Courts office didn’t have the sentencing information available Friday.
In May, McDowell pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a gun in the death of 19-year-old Da’veon Petaway.
McDowell killed Petaway on March 7, 2016, at Meat City on Kibby Street. McDowell originally claimed he shot Petaway in self defense.
In exchange for his plea in May, the prosecution dropped murder charges.
McDowell was on the run for nearly a month after the slaying. He tried to stay away from police, but they tracked him and captured him at a rest area near Piqua.
Police also have said McDowell was “a primary participant” in the shooting of Petaway’s brother, Kylil Florence, in January 2015.
McDowell’s case started in juvenile court, but prosecutors sought to try him as an adult where he would face a more severe penalty. Had he been tried as a juvenile and convicted, the maximum penalty would have been incarceration until his 21st birthday.
He was 16 at the time he killed Petaway.