ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An Annapolis teenager has been sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison for a Halloween homicide in the city's College Creek Terrace housing community.
Seventeen-year-old Dupree Williams apologized Monday and said he took responsibility for everything he did.
He pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his longtime friend, 18-year-old Jerome Hughes, who suffered from a mental disability.
Prosecutors say Williams gave various reasons for the shooting, including wanting Hughes to return his hooded sweatshirt.
Williams will serve the sentence at the Youth Offenders Program at the maximum-security Patuxent Institution in Jessup.