Two Atlantic City Teens Going To Prison For Attempted Homicide
The Atlantic City teenagers who admitted to firing shots that left a 16-year-old wounded in 2011 will each be sentenced to at least ten years in prison.
Luis Carmargo and Keanan Butcher pleaded guilty Friday to attempted homicide and weapons charges, according to information from acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain’s office. Sentencing is scheduled for March.
Shots rang out on the night of October 27, 2011, near the High Gate Apartments on Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City. Prosecutors said that Carmargo and Butcher aimed at a group of teens and hit one in the shoulder. Carmargo and Butcher were under 18 at the time and were charged as juveniles but prosecutors had the case waived to adult criminal court.
Each will be required to serve 11 1/2 of the combined 15 year sentences for attempted homicide and weapons possession before parole consideration. Once released, they will be subject to five years of parole, prosecutors said.