A teenager convicted in a 2007 gang shooting was re-sentenced Thursday because he is now an adult.
Manuel Alejandro Everia, who turned 18 on Sunday, pleaded guilty to murder on Feb. 24, 2009. He received a sentence in juvenile court last year, but juveniles are re-sentenced when they turn 18.
Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson said Everia has been given a 20-year prison sentence. He will remain in a juvenile facility in Adair County for five more months.
Everia admitted in 2009 that he was the shooter in the December 2007 slaying of Luis Quiroz, 19, a fellow member of the Latin Kings street gang.
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Erevia has said he was following orders given by Matthew "King Red Dog" Robey, a higher ranking member of the gang.
Robey was sentenced to 21 years in prison in April 2009, but did not admit to ordering Quiroz's death.