Criminal Law

Pennsylvania Teenager Accused of Killing a 12-Year-Old Girl Is Sentenced to 15 to 40 Years in Prison

A Pennsylvania teen charged in a 12-year-old girl’s death after another teen reported receiving a video asking for help cleaning up and getting rid of the body has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Ash Cooper, who formerly went by Joshua Cooper and is now 18, pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder and other charges in the November 2022 death of Morgan Connors in Bensalem.

Bucks County prosecutors said police who responded to a trailer park that afternoon about a possible homicide were told that a teenager who was chatting on Instagram with an acquaintance had said that individual, later identified as Cooper, claimed to have just killed someone.

Read the source article at Associated Press

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