Teen pleads guilty in death of girl hit during police chase
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the crash of a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year.
The teen also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and received a four-year sentence, authorities said.
The teen and another 15-year-old boy carjacked a woman in a store parking lot in Cleveland on Dec. 20, authorities have said. An off-duty Cleveland police officer witnessed the carjacking and followed the teens onto a highway before a police supervisor took up the pursuit.
The stolen vehicle eventually struck Tamia Chappman, who was on a sidewalk and walking to the library after school to meet her siblings.