Tampa Bay area teen girl gets 15 years in prison for fatal robbery


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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — A Tampa Bay area teen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a fatal robbery.

A Pinellas County judge sentenced Brittany Detwiler on Friday. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Authorities say a then-16-year-old Detwiler lured 20-year-old Jeremy Mayers to a St. Petersburg neighborhood in July 2012 so that her friends — Scionti Hill and Franco Thomas — could rob him. Police say Mayers resisted, and the boys beat him to death with an unloaded shotgun.

All three suspects were under 18 at the time of the slaying but were charged as adults.

Hill previously received 35 years in prison for his guilty plea. Thomas received a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder.

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