Not every child is ready to accept their parents’ girlfriends or boyfriends especially if the children are in their teenage years. This especially becomes an issue if the children see how their parents are having arguments with their partners making the whole “acceptance process” even worse.
One such case ended up fatally in 2019 when mother’s teenage son killed her boyfriend and faced life in prison for the shooting incident, but decided to enter guilty plea and was sentenced to seven years in behind bars few days ago.
According to the police report, the incident happened in August 2019 when A. Young, who was 16 years old at the time, fired multiple shots and hit his mother’s boyfriend M. Allen in the head leaving him dead. The shooting took place at Allen’s house located in Louisiana when Young started firing from outside the house, while Allen was inside and he got shot through the window.
Young, who was 16 at the time, was arrested few days after the shooting incident and charged with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Young pleaded guilty to both of the charges.
Following the agreement between the prosecutors and the defense attorneys, Young, who is now 18 years old, will spend a total of seven years in prison for shooting to death Allen and illegal use of a weapon. According to the judge, Young was sentenced to the maximum term of five years on the negligent homicide charge and a consecutive term of two years on the weapon’s charge.
The prosecutors said that they took into consideration the results of the investigation showing that Young shot Allen following a series of domestic disputes with his girlfriend. The investigators said they found out that Young was aware that his mother had arguments with her boyfriend all the time.
Young’s mother was not at Allen’s house when the shooting incident took place.
Allen’s family, especially his sister, were devasted after he was killed. Since their parents were dead for years, Allen’s sister all she had in her life was her brother.
“You also took a piece of our heart. He wasn’t just a brother, an uncle, a nephew, or a cousin; he was our love one,” Allen’s sister, K. Jackson, said in a letter. “He didn’t deserve what you did to him. Your actions took my only brother from me and it hurts like hell,” she wrote.
Young’s attorney said that he was happy with the outcome. Outside the courtroom, he said that he is a young kid and he accepted the responsibility for what he did in the past.