The 11-year-old boy found guilty in October for plotting to kill classmates in Colville has been sentenced by a judge to 3-5 years in juvenile detention, followed by 2 years probation.
COLVILLE, WA - An 11-year-old boy found guilty in October for plotting to kill classmates in Colville has been sentenced.
A judge in Stevens County sentenced the 11-year-old boy to three to five years in juvenile detention for plotting to kill a girl in his fifth-grade class. That sentence will be followed by two years of probation.
The boy was convicted last month of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson called the boy's actions "a brazen crime." The judge said Wednesday he found cause for an extended sentence.
After a lengthy hearing, the judge said the boy's actions after the plot was amounted to a "shrewd effort" to pin evidence on his co-defendant, a 10-year-old male classmate who earlier pleaded guilty.
The 10-year-old boy in the plot received a similar sentence back in May of 2013.
Fort Colville Elementary School staff seized a handgun, an ammunition clip and a knife from the 10-year-old's backpack on February 7th. A fourth-grader saw one of the boys playing with the knife on a school bus and told a school worker.