17-Year-Old Gets 255 Years in Prison
Well, to be exact, 255 years and eight months. When he was 15, Eric Antonio Benites, now 17, killed one man and attempted to kill five others to avenge the death of his little brother, according to the LA Times.
Jose Cano was 13 when he was allegedly killed by gangmembers in a Long Beach park. Benites and a friend, who will be sentenced in September, killed Florentino Rivera, who reportedly only knew the gangmembers but was not a member himself.