Sharron “Tommy” Townsend arrives in Judge Jack Schemer’s courtroom.Townsend sentencing hearing, for a second-degree murder he committed when he was 12 years old, was held in the Duval County Courthouse on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. Townsend is now 15. (Florida Times-Union/Bruce Lipsky)
A Jacksonville teen was sentenced Monday morning to 30 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 12 years old.
Fifteen-year-old Sharron “Tommy” Townsend pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the slaying of 54-year-old Thomas Zona Trent in June 2014. As a part of the plea, Townsend’s sentence was to be between 10 and 40 years