Man sentenced for Youngstown murder he committed as teen

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A 19-year-old man will spend 18 years to life in prison for a murder he committed as a young teenager. 

Police said Braquan Walker was just 16 when he shot and killed 18-year-old Jarell Brown in 2015.

Brown’s body was found near the corner of Market Street and Indianola Avenue. 

Walker was arrested in 2015, along with 15-year-old James Johnson. 

Police said at the time that they believed Brown was killed because of a disagreement over a crime the three had committed in the past that led to them being arrested.

Walker pleaded guilty to a murder charge in the case and apologized in court before his sentencing.

“I’d like to say to the family, there’s nothing I can say or do to reduce the pain, and I’m sorry that they had to do this,” he said. “To my family, I love them and I’m going to do everything that I can do to come home.” 

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