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Teen Accused Of Killing Portland Girl Sentenced To 18 Years

A teenager accused of killing a 14-year-old Portland girl has been sentenced in a plea bargain to 18 years in prison on a manslaughter count, seven years less than the original murder charge would have carried.

KGW-TV reported that Parrish Bennette has no options for early release and would be 34 when released in 2029.

He was accused of killing 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn, who disappeared in in March 2011.

Four months later, after a public campaign by her family, Bennette led police to her body buried along a trail on a hill, Rocky Butte, in northeast Portland.

Prosecutors say Bennette shot Vaughn twice at his home.


Information from: KGW-TV,

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