Man who shot, killed teen sentenced to 55 years

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INDIANAPOLIS (November 20, 2013) – A man convicted of shooting and killing a teenager in 2012 has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

A judged handed down the sentence Wednesday. Glenn Beard, 57, was convicted of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon after the shooting that killed 13-year-old Jarrell Tucker. The sentence included 55 years for murder and 10 years on the firearms charge; the judge said Beard would serve the sentences concurrently.

Beard said Tucker and a friend tried to rob his brother in August 2012. He denied killing the teen but admitted that he and Tucker had a physical fight.

Police said Beard shot Tucker twice.

Beard’s home on North Denny Street was deliberately set on fire twice after the shooting.

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