Robbery-murder nets teen 15 years in prison

A 17 year old got 15 years in prison Tuesday for the robbery-murder of 19-year-old Rigoberto Montero Umaña Jan. 18, 2009 in Escazú.

The 17 year old was not identified by the Poder Judicial.

The sentence came in the Juzgado Penal Juvenil de San José. The murder happened about 6:30 p.m. when Montero, a high school student, put up resistance when two men tried to steal his cell telephone. He was shot in the neck and died after some time in a hospital.

The youth faced a charge of murder in the commission of a crime.

The sentence will be reviewed and a reduction is likely.

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