50-Year Sentence In Shooting Death Of WA Boy, 12

SEATTLE (AP) — A 36-year-old gang member has been sentenced to a half century in prison in the April 2010 murder of a boy who was mistaken for a rival gang member.

Curtis Walker was convicted in King County Superior Court of murdering 12-year-old Alajawan Brown, who was shot in the back outside a convenience store south of Seattle. Walker was sentenced Thursday.

The boy had been returning home after buying a pair of football cleats with money he’d earned doing yard work. Prosecutors said Walker looked at the boy’s clothing and mistakenly thought Brown was a member of a rival Crips gang involved in a nearby shootout just minutes earlier.Walkerwas a 20-year member of another gang.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Seattle

DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Watch Danny Bonaduce On DANNY TV

Listen Live