Convicted Killer Gets New, Longer Sentence

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A man convicted of murder when he was 12 years old has received a new prison sentence, but it wasn't what he had hoped for.

Edwin DeBrow Jr. was originally sentenced to 27 years in prison for the shooting death of a cab driver. But that sentence was overturned earlier this year on the grounds that missing court records had hindered his appeal.

Wednesday, the 28-year-old DeBrow received the maximum sentence of 40 years.

He would have been eligible for parole next year. Now it will be at least four years before DeBrow gets released. He will receive credit for the 16 years he has already spent behind bars.

He was convicted of murder in the 1992 shooting death of Curtis Edwards, a teacher who made extra money driving cabs. DeBrow was just 12 at the time and was the youngest murder defendant in Bexar County history.