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Walker man gets 1 year in jail for killing at age 14

Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 05, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who was 14 when he fatally shot his sister's boyfriend is set to be released from jail in a year as part of an amended plea deal.

Twenty-year-old Jared Seagraves was resentenced Thursday to one year in Kent County Jail followed by probation.

Seagraves pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Michael Haminger. He was initially sentenced to spend six years in adult prison after age 21.

Kent County prosecutors amended the sentencing deal to account for the Haminger family's wishes and Seagraves' outstanding record at the Muskegon River Youth Home in Evart, where he's been for the past six years.

He has earned his GED diploma and begun community college classes. He's also been diagnosed with some level of autism.

Haminger's mother, Sherry Haminger, says she believes Seagraves "has shown remorse."