Local

NY teen gets 18 months in “knockout game” death

A 13-year-old boy has been sentenced to 18 months of confinement for the beating death of a 51-year-old Syracuse man.

The teenager waived his right to a hearing that was scheduled for Friday.

He had pleaded guilty to assault and attempted assault, admitting that he started the fatal beating by attempting to knock the man out with a single punch.

The teen said he and his friends were playing a street game called “knockout.”

His punch apparently had little to no effect, but the follow-up from a 16-year-old boy caused bleeding in the victim’s brain, and he died in late May.

The 16-year-old co-defendant was found guilty last month in Onondaga County Family Court of second-degree manslaughter and received the same sentence.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Tan pleads not guilty to murder charge; reports surface about where gun was purchased

tan

Cornell student was charged with murder on Feb. 9 in connection with father's death

in Local

Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver’s claims

sheldon silver

Silver was indicted two weeks ago on charges that he received $4 million in kickbacks from law firms for doing political favors.

in Local

Tough times in county echoed in economic report

economy1

According to the report, total growth for the Tompkins County economy in 2014 was zero percent.

in Local

Suspect arrested in smoke shop robbery

Alan Richards

The crime happened Wednesday afternoon at the State Smoke Shop on West State Street in Ithaca.

in Local

Cornell police seek man who placed hidden camera in dormitory bathroom

toilet pervert

The camera was discovered back in May in the women's bathroom in Jameson Hall.