Convicted Juvenile Killer Murdered as Adult
Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013, 11:59 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- A man was shot to death on the West Side last month, 21 years after killing his girlfriend as a teenager.
Willie Kimbro was found by police mortally wounded at 2405 W. Broad St. on January 31. The 36-year-old first became known throughout central Ohio in 1991, when Kembro, then 14, confessed to killing his 13-year-old girlfriend, Nicole Hughes.
Kimbro, who claimed the shooting was accidental, was given the maximum sentence allowed for juvenile defendants in 1991, which placed him in a detention facility until his 21st birthday.
Hughes's mother, Thelma, told ABC 6 News at the time of her daughter's death she felt Kimbro should have faced a harsher punishment. Ohio law was changed in 1995 to allow 14-year-olds to be tried as adults.
Investigators say they have no suspects in Kimbro's murder.
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