Teen gets 18 years for role in half-sister’s death | SummitDaily.com

Teen gets 18 years for role in half-sister’s death

GREELEY ” A teenager was sentenced to 18 years in prison for her role in the death of her half-sister, who police say was beaten during a re-enactment of the “Mortal Kombat” video game.

Heather Trujillo pleaded guilty in May to child abuse-negligently causing the death of 7-year-old Zoe Garcia.

Trujillo’s prison sentence may be suspended if she successfully completes six years in a Youthful Offender System program.

Trujillo and 17-year-old Lamar Roberts were baby-sitting Zoe last December.

Authorities say she died from head injuries after she was hit, kicked and slammed to the floor as the teens reportedly re-enacted the video game.

The 17-year-old Trujillo has agreed to testify against Roberts, who is charged with child abuse causing death. Roberts’ preliminary hearing is July 10.

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