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Final suspect in videotaped beating death of Chicago high school honors student gets 32 years
CHICAGO (AP) ' The last suspect convicted in the 2009 videotaped beating death of a Chicago student has been sentenced to 32 years in state prison.
Twenty-year-old Lapoleon Colbert was convicted in June of first-degree murder, the same charge four other suspects in the beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert faced. They either were convicted or pleaded guilty.
Colbert was convicted after jurors heard a taped interview in which he admitted kicking Albert at least once in the head. The fight was near a high school on the city's South Side where both attended school.
All the others charged as adults were sentenced to at least 25 years behind bars, with one suspect tried as a juvenile ordered to remain prisoned until he turns 21.