An 18-year-old Mountville man was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy last year.
George W. Rosado will serve 3 to 6 years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of probation, for the Aug. 12 shooting of Ibram Hanna.
Rosado pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and theft of a firearm regarding the gun used in the shooting, which Rosado stole from a vehicle.
Lancaster County Judge James Cullen accepted the plea and ordered sentence, which included the maximum period of supervision allowable by law.
Rosado, 17 at the time of the incident, was initially charged as a juvenile. Assistant District Attorney Amber Czerniakowski filed a motion for Rosado to be considered for prosecution as an adult - which a judge granted.
Rosado shot Hanna, his friend, at Rosado’s West Main Street home where he lived with a relative.
Hanna died of a single gunshot.
Czerniakowski told the judge there are no mitigating factors in the case. Rosado committed the crimes four days after he was taken off juvenile probation for prior crimes.
Also, Czerniakowski said Rosado admitted to stealing from over 300 vehicles last summer.
She pointed to his many prior crimes, including assault, prowling, theft, and indecent exposure.
Hanna's brother and cousin spoke at the hearing. The cousin spoke of how Hanna's mother hears an afternoon school bus stop near her home and realizes her son will never come home.
West Hempfield Township police Detective Chris Kunkle filed charges.
Involuntary manslaughter involves a death that results from a reckless or grossly negligent act.
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