Detroit teen who killed mother gets 25-50 years in prison - New York News

Detroit teen who killed mother gets 25-50 years in prison

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Joshua Smith, 14 Joshua Smith, 14
Tamiko Robinson Tamiko Robinson

By FOX 2 News Staff

DETROIT (WJBK) - A teenage boy will spend the next 25 to 50 years in prison for slaying his 36-year-old mother in their Detroit home.

Joshua Smith was sentenced Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The 14-year-old shot and killed Tamiko Robinson as she slept on Feb. 27. Police say the shooting followed an argument.

Smith was charged as an adult and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September.

In a statement to police, Smith said he was tired of being called names. His stepfather's shotgun was used to kill Robinson.

Play the video in the player to get a full report to get a full report from Fox 2's Robin Murdoch, including emotional testimony from Joshua's grandmother, who's daughter was killed by him.  She says she forgives and loves him.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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