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Texas teen sentenced to life for killing man who refused to buy him beer

MIAMI - JULY 04:  A driver who failed a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint stands in handcuffs waiting to be processed June 4, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Several law enforcement agencies were conducting the checkpoint and conducting saturation patrols to help save lives during the 4th of July holiday. The National Safety Council has rated the  July 4th holdiay as one of most lethal holidays for drivers, with alcohol factoring into nearly half of all motor vehicle deaths.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI - JULY 04: A driver who failed a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint stands in handcuffs waiting to be processed June 4, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Several law enforcement agencies were conducting the checkpoint and conducting saturation patrols to help save lives during the 4th of July holiday. The National Safety Council has rated the July 4th holdiay as one of most lethal holidays for drivers, with alcohol factoring into nearly half of all motor vehicle deaths. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

An 18-year-old in Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 run-over death of a man who refused to buy beer for the underage youth.

Prosecutors say Emmanuel Diaz was sentenced Tuesday in Abilene. Investigators say Diaz was 16 when he ran over and killed 58-year-old Jesse Cortinez on Oct. 31, 2014.

Diaz was tried as an adult and convicted Friday of murder and deadly conduct.

Authorities say Cortinez refused to buy beer for Diaz after the minor approached the adult outside a convenience store.

Prosecutors say the deadly conduct charge for Diaz involved an unrelated drive-by shooting hours earlier. He received 10 years on that conviction, to run concurrently with the life sentence.

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Diaz must serve 30 years before being eligible for parole.

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