DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Detroit teenager will spend four to six years in a juvenile facility for his role in the slaying of a French street artist.

The Detroit News reports that the 15-year-old received a blended sentence Wednesday and could face up to 65 years in prison if he gets into more trouble.

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He was convicted of murder and robbery and is the fourth defendant sentenced in the death of 23-year-old Bilal Berreni. The others are adults.

The story made national headlines when Berreni’s body was found July 29 , 2013, outside the dilapidated Frederick Douglass Homes — more commonly know as the Brewster projects.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner determined Berreni had died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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No identification or passport was found and Berreni’s body, and it took Michigan State Police seven months to identify him through fingerprints.

Authorities say about $300 had been stolen.

The teen wasn’t accused of pulling the trigger. The Associated Press is not naming him because of his age.


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