Boy Who Shot Friend to Death Gets 11 Years

A 13-year-old Inglewood boy who shot a 14-year-old friend to death while showing off a gun he had brought to school has been sentenced to 11 years in the California Youth Authority.

The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, received the sentence after pleading guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter. Relatives of the victim, Lydell Carr, agreed that the plea was reasonable, said district attorney’s office spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.

For the record:
12:00 AM, Sep. 13, 1990 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday September 13, 1990 Home Edition Metro Part B Page 2 Column 5 Metro Desk 2 inches; 48 words Type of Material: Correction
Shooting of boy--An item in Wednesday’s Times incorrectly stated that a 14-year-old boy was shot to death by a friend on the playground of an Inglewood junior high school June 22. Although the suspect reportedly took the gun to school that day, authorities said the shooting took place after school on South Fir Street near the victim’s home.

Carr died shortly after being shot in the head June 22 on the playground at Crozier Junior High School in Inglewood. The youth carrying the .25-caliber handgun had been showing the weapon to a small group of friends, Gibbons said.