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Teen sentenced in Wylie boy's murder

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McKINNEY, Texas -

A 15-year-old boy who prosecutors say helped  try to hide the body of a friend after he was fatally shot was sentenced Tuesday in a Collin County courtroom.

The teen, whose name was not released because he was tried as a juvenile, accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to a year in a juvenile facility followed by probation.

The charges stem from the murder of 15-year-old Nahum Martinez, a Wylie East high school athlete.

Police found his body near a storm drain in a Wylie neighborhood on March 31.

Another teen who allegedly pulled the trigger initially told police he shot Martinez while he and his friends were playing video games, then changed his story to say the gun accidentally went off.

The teen admitted he panicked, then wrapped Martinez' body in a comforter and dropped it out of a second-story window.

The two boys then dragged the body to a storm drain to try to dispose of it, but it wouldn't fit.

The Martinez family believes the teen in court on Tuesday got off easy and should have to spend more time in custody than just one year.

"Justice will never be served. It doesn't bring Nahum back, but what happened in there... if it was your child would that be enough? One year? I don't think so," said Terry Martinez, the victim's mother. "Whether he held the gun or didn't hold the gun, it doesn't matter. It's the actions after the crime."

The alleged gunman's case has not yet gone to trial.


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