Sentencing for a Canton teen convicted of murdering 14-year-old girl

Sentencing for a Canton teen convicted of murdering 14-year-old girl
Syliva McGee

CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - A 14-year-old boy was sentenced Tuesday for killing a 14-year-old Canton girl.

The teen pleaded guilty in Stark County Juvenile Court last November, the day before his trial was scheduled to start.

On Tuesday, Stark County Juvenile Court Judge Rosemarie Hall ordered the boy to remain in juvenile detention until he turns 21.

Hall added if he commits any violent offenses while behind bars, he will be subject to the adult portion of the sentence, which is 15 years to life in prison.

Syliva McGee was lured to an alley and shot in the head in the 1000 block of Bieyl Court SW on March 30, 2019.

McGee was an 8th grader at Compton Learning Center’s Connection Program.

The shooter was 13 years old at the time of the murder.

A second 14-year-old boy also pleaded guilty in connection with McGee’s murder.

In October, he pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and obstructing justice and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 8.

Canton police have not released a motive.

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