PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – A Maryland family is devastated.
On Tuesday, family members of King Douglas packed a Prince George’s County courtroom for the sentencing of the 14-year-old who shot their kin.
Police say when the teenager was just 12 years old, he shot and killed a 13-year-old King Douglas. Tuesday’s hearing was a tense and emotional almost two hours in Prince George’s County court for the Douglas family seeking justice.
Those on both sides of the courtroom cried and could be seen trembling. Others bowed their heads to pray several times throughout the hearing.
The victim’s family wanted a tougher penalty for the teen. The judge told the court it’s his job to follow Maryland law when it comes to juveniles. He ordered the 14-year-old to indefinite supervised probation.
The 14-year-old must undergo both family and individual counseling and anger management. He’ll also have a GPS monitoring device put back on.