First of 3 people sentenced in death of Detroit teen

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Posted: Nov 10, 2016 3:13 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A man has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison for his role in the killing of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was abducted, beaten and choked after he picked up money that he found on the ground.

Earnest Coleman returned to court Thursday, less than a month after pleading guilty to torture and illegal possession of a gun.

Deontae Mitchell's body was discovered in a vacant lot in Detroit last May. Police say he was grabbed after picking up money outside a market.

Two more people will be sentenced on Nov. 18. Gregory Walker and Lillian Roberts pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping, although Roberts' sentence is likely to be lower.

Walker's plea deal calls for 40 to 60 years in prison.