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Teen Heather Trujillo gets 6-years suspended sentence at youth offender program after helping beat sister to death

A teen and her boyfriend from Johnstown, Colorado claimed that they were acting out the video game Mortal Kombat when they kicked, karate chopped, and body slammed 7-year-old Zoe Garcia. The two teens that attacked Garcia were her half-sister Heather Trujillo and her 17-year-old boyfriend Lamar Roberts.

Garcia later died at the hospital as a result of the beating she received from her sister and Roberts. This week, a judge in Weld County Colorado handed down a suspended sentence to Trujillo for her part in the beating death.

Trujillo will be sent to a youth offender program where she will serve a 6-year sentence rather than spend time in prison. The charge originally leveled against Trujillo and Roberts was child abuse resulting in a death. Trujillo pleaded guilty in May and agreed to testify against Roberts as part of a plea bargain.

The mother of both Zoe Garcia and Heather Trujillo, Dana Trujillo, asked the judge to be lenient in the sentencing of Trujillo according to 9News. The mother said, “I already lost one daughter. She made a huge mistake and she paid a huge price. My family hasn't had a chance to grieve for Zoe because of all this. We haven't been together, haven't got any time to express how this has affected us."

The prosecuting attorney in Trujillo’s case asked the judge for the maximum sentence because of the brutality of the crime and because Trujillo could have stopped it. Robert’s first appearance in court will be at a preliminary hearing on July 10.
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Is it me or is this sort of thing becoming a trend?
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Who still plays Mortal Kombat?
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Mortal Kombat encouraging kids.
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what idiots.
That was a purposely done thing, you cant by any whim in the world accidently beat some one up that badly acting out a stupid nintendo game.
Two more out of the gene pool.
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Is it really a game's fault? Or the fact that a 17 yr old is a complete freaking MORON?!

"17 yr old shot himself in the head. This is OBVIOUSLY a failed 'Last Stand' attempt from the popular COD4 series."
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This is sick, people are stupid and its a wonder this world is going doooooown.
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That's ridiculous, they killed a 7-year-old. They're teenagers, old enough to be responsible for their actions. The half-sister should go exactly where they said, the youth offender program. Her boyfriend should die.
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I blame the parents.
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This world just keeps on getting better and better doesn't it? </sarcasm>
 
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