Colton Harvey Sentenced to 45 Years
The Arkansas teen that shot his sleeping sister in the head was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Wednesday. Colton Harvey, 15, shot his 16-year-old sister Candace Harvey in the head while his parents were out grocery shopping. Harvey killed his sister using a .22 caliber rifle. He first shot her in the forehead, which woke her up, and then followed that with two more fatal shots to the head.
While in court, the 15 year old boy was in tears as he addressed the Judge William Pearson. During the trial, Harvey sobbed during questioning and answered all of the judge’s questions in a whisper like tone, his mother sobbing in the background.
Pearson sentenced Colton Harvey to 30 years for second-degree murder along with 15 years for because he used a gun to do so. He was initially charges with first-degree murder but the possibility of receiving a sentence of life without parole only applies to capital murder cases.