32-year sentence given in Chicago student’s death

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CHICAGO (AP) — The last suspect convicted in the 2009 videotaped beating death of a Chicago student has been sentenced to 32 years in state prison.

CHICAGO (AP) — The last suspect convicted in the 2009 videotaped beating death of a Chicago student has been sentenced to 32 years in state prison.

Lapoleon Colbert was convicted in June of first-degree murder, the same charge four other suspects in the beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert faced. They either were convicted or pleaded guilty.

Colbert is 20 years old. He was convicted after jurors heard a taped interview in which he admitted kicking Albert at least once in the head. The fight was near a high school on the city’s South Side where both attended school.

All the others charged as adults were sentenced to at least 25 years behind bars, with one suspect tried as a juvenile ordered to remain prisoned until he turns 21.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)

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