Fountain Valley : Juvenile Sentenced in Killing Near Coliseum
A 16-year-old girl who had been implicated in the shooting death of a Fountain Valley High School student near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was sentenced earlier this week to the California Youth Authority for a possible maximum of five years.
Charges of murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon were dropped last month after the teen-ager pleaded guilty to robbery in Compton Juvenile Court.
Two other youths, Carlos Chavez, 18, and a 14-year-old boy, still face charges in the June 8 death of Suzanne Mohr Coleman, 16. Coleman was shot to death while she and her boyfriend chased muggers who had taken her purse at knifepoint.
Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. David Herriford said the 16-year-old defendant will be eligible for parole in a year.
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