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LA boy, 16, sentenced in shooting that killed baby

Posted: June 21, 2013 8:00 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2013 8:00 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to 90 years to life in prison for killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father's arms on a South Los Angeles street.

Donald Ray Dokins was convicted in April of first-degree murder for the shooting last June.

City News Service reports jurors also found true gun and gang allegations against Dokins, who was 15 at the time of the crime but was charged as an adult.

Prosecutors say Dokins rode up on a bicycle and opened fire on a crowd standing outside a South LA home.

Angel Cortez Nava was fatally shot in the stomach as his father cradled him. The father, 24-year-old Mauro Cortez, was hit in the shoulder.

Authorities say the shooting was gang-related but Cortez wasn't in a gang.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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