Here's what you need to know about the juvenile's crime.
(Monica Akhtar, Deirdra O'Regan/The Washington Post) When police arrived at the yellow-brick house in Garland, Tex., on the afternoon of Aug. His wife, Darlene, was found dead inside the house, shot in the back and head.
“This is how my kids get to visit their grandfather.
And it’s just not right.” She added that she has dreams in which her father’s murderer tracks her down and kills her, too. Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty for crimes committed before age 18.
“I just thought they were two teenagers having a teenage relationship,” neighbor Michelle Campbell told the Associated Press.
[‘The thanks you gave them was murder’: Teen pleads guilty to killing couple that raised him] Jasmine Sepulveda, a 14-year-old who lived across the street from the girl, detected something odd about the relationship.
“I feel nothing but disgust for you,” Alan’s sister, Fran Nevil Cawley, said to the girl in court.Instead, he will now face nothing more than parole and anger-management classes.Juvenile justice experts and officials said the boy had turned over a new leaf behind bars, accepting responsibility for the crime, getting his GED and becoming a role model for other inmates at his juvenile-detention center.17, 2010, they found Alan Nevil lying near death in a neighbor’s yard. Despite the blood in his mouth, Alan managed to gargle the name of their attacker.
It was his stepdaughter’s 13-year-old boyfriend, he said.When Alan Nevil succumbed to his injuries 16 days later, the young couple was charged with capital murder. Charged as juveniles, though, the youths faced a maximum of 40 years in prison.