A Texas teenager who has been convicted of murdering his young cousin with a baseball bat was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office said in a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday that the teen from River Oaks admitted to the murder.
The 15-year-old, whose name has been withheld because he is a minor, confessed that he was responsible for the fatal beating of his 6-year-old cousin in August 2021 when he was 12 by “smashing” her in the head with a baseball bat, according to WFAA.
First responders unsuccessfully administered medical aid to the girl, who was later pronounced dead at a Fort Worth hospital.
The teen also asked a judge to determine his sentence.
District Judge Alex Kim sentenced him to 20 years in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for capital murder, according to the DA’s office.