Man sentenced to at least 31 years in Flint teen’s killing


FLINT, Mich. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a man to at least 31 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Flint boy.

Twenty-four-year-old Emilio Cortes-Lloyd was convicted last month by a Genesee County jury of second-degree murder in Shaun William LaBelle’s December 2018 killing. reports that a judge sentenced Cortes-Lloyd on Tuesday to serve 31 to 62 years in prison in LaBelle’s slaying.

LaBelle was fatally shot in the back outside his home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

LaBelle’s mother, Teresa Hiller, told Cortes-Lloyd during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing that he shot her son “in cold blood” and that his 11-year-old sister witnessed the killing.

Cortes-Lloyd offered his apologies to LaBelle’s family during the hearing but added, “I maintain my innocence.”

Information from: The Grand Rapids,

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