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Teen sentenced to 20 years for murder

2:39 PM, Aug 13, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tamarius Jerome Bowes, 19, pled guilty Monday to charges of second degree murder, aggravated battery and carrying a concealed firearm, according a State Attorney's news release.

Bowes' charges stem from an incident in March, 2011 involving a fight between over 100 people in Beverly Hills Park. The victim, Charles Jenkins, 23, was shot and killed during the incident. A 9-year-old boy was also shot in the leg and has since recovered.

Bowes admitted to carrying a concealed firearm without a permit during the incident and to shooting his .38 caliber handgun as he ran from the scene.

Bowes was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with a 20 year minimum mandatory, followed by 10 years of probation for the second degree murder charge. He received 20 years in prison, with a 20 year minimum mandatory for the aggravated battery and five years in prison for carrying a concealed firearm. The sentences will run concurrently.

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