A teenager from Fort Worth who admitted to killing an acquaintance with a claw hammer and dumping his body in a wooded area has been sentenced to 26 years behind bars, according to an official with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.
The sentencing was part of a plea agreement reached Wednesday morning before the teen's trial was scheduled to start in juvenile court. The teen is not being identified because the judge chose not to have him stand trial as an adult, but he admitted to the charges of capital murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 17-year-old Nicholas Anderson.
The teen will be sent to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to start serving his sentence. Prior to his 19th birthday, however, he could be transferred to an adult prison to finish his sentence.
On May 15, 2013, the teen reportedly pulled out a hammer around midnight and repeatedly struck Anderson in the head and upper body at Glenwood Park. The teen proceeded to steal Anderson's watch, phone, wallet and car, and then drove to a friend's house to get help in moving Anderson's body.
Later that day, a homeless man found Anderson's body face-down in some bushes.
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