Pierre teenager convicted of murder sentenced to 10 years

PIERRE -- A Pierre teenager convicted of killing a classmate in 2012 has been sentenced.

A second-degree murder charge brought 18-year-old Braiden McCahren 25 years in prison, with 15 years suspended. McCahren also received 10 years in prison for an aggravated assault charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Jurors in adult court in September convicted McCahren in the December 2012 death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams in McCahren's home. McCahren was 16 at the time of the slaying but was tried as an adult.

Authorities said the shooting happened after an argument about a paintball incident. McCahren was convicted of aggravated assault for pointing a shotgun at another classmate and pulling the trigger. The gun didn't fire.

McCahren's attorney says he'll appeal the conviction to the South Dakota Supreme Court.


Information from: KCCR-AM, http://www.todayskccr.com/

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