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Indiana boy, 17, gets 25 years for role in man’s slaying

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A northeastern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during a robbery outside a Fort Wayne church.

An Allen County judge sentenced Swar Hit, 17, on Monday after the Fort Wayne teen pleaded guilty to robbery in October. He was originally charged with felony murder and robbery, The Journal Gazette reported.

Hit was 16 when he and Aung Oo, then 15, were accused of robbing and killing Luke Borror, 21, in April 2022 outside the New Covenant Worship Center as the congregation was attending services inside.

The trio met in the church parking lot to deal in one-use vaping devices known as puff bars. Prosecutors said church video showed Oo struggle with Borror over a backpack before Oo fatally shot him.

Both youths were charged as adults in the case.

Oo pleaded guilty in February to felony murder in exchange for prosecutors dismissing other charges he had faced. Oo, 16, was sentenced in March to 65 years in prison.

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