10 years for Minneapolis teen who yelled ‘I’m a killer’
- Article by: Paul Walsh
- Star Tribune
- September 10, 2013 - 7:24 PM
A teenager has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for last year’s murder in Minneapolis of a 41-year-old man, during which he yelled, “I’m a killer!” and jumped on the unconscious victim’s body “like a trampoline.”
Jacquin M. Boyd, 17, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in the Nov. 17 death of Kerry D. Scott, of Hopkins, in the 3300 block of Girard Avenue N.
Boyd, who was 16 at the time of the killing and who was prosecuted as an adult, was sentenced Monday to 10 years and eight months in prison by Hennepin County District Judge Jay Quam, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. The range for sentencing was from 128 to 180 months.
Quam said he chose the lower end because of Boyd’s age and given that several men older than him had participated in the murder.
Deandre Stokes, 26, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty last month and on Nov. 4 most likely will be sentenced to the same term Boyd received.
Tony Baker, 34, of Brooklyn Center, has a Sept. 23 pretrial hearing and remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
According to court documents:
Baker, suspected of being affiliated with the Crips street gang, hit Scott with a garbage can, a shovel and a rake outside the home on Girard. Stokes admitted to kicking Scott.
A witness told police that Boyd yelled, “I’m a killer!” as he helped attack Scott.
Police say witnesses reported seeing the three take turns jumping from a retaining wall onto Scott’s chest and abdomen “like a trampoline.” Officers found Scott bleeding from the head.
At least one of the men had accused Scott of stealing something, according to charges.
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