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Teen who was 14 during murder to get sentence

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

A teenager who was 14 when an elderly woman was killed in her Flint home is returning to court for his sentence.

A first-degree murder conviction automatically brings a life sentence with no parole in Michigan. But because Mark Jones Jr. is a teen, he's entitled to a hearing where a judge can consider many factors about Jones' childhood before setting a punishment.

Jones, who turns 18 in April, still could get a life sentence Wednesday in Genesee County court.

Merlyne Wray was 73 when she was robbed and shot in her home in 2010. Jones was convicted of murder and five other crimes in November.

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