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NJ Teen Gets 30 Years For Fatal Stabbing Of Foster Father

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who fatally stabbed his former foster father during a burglary at the man’s southern New Jersey home last summer has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison.

Demetrius Minor of Gloucester Township must serve 85 percent of his term before becoming eligible for parole. He also received a concurrent 10-year term for an unrelated carjacking that occurred just weeks before Theotis Butts was killed.

Minor had pleaded guilty in December to aggravated manslaughter charges after voluntarily agreeing to waive his case from juvenile to adult court.

Authorities say Butts confronted Minor when the youth broke into his home in July to steal cash. Minor stabbed Butts during the subsequent scuffle and fled to New York City, where he was arrested the next day.

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