13-year-old defendant sentenced for murder in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A 13-year-old defendant was sentenced to serve six and a half years in the Department of Youth Services for his role in the murder of Donat Herr.

Police say a string of robberies in January and February were committed by the same group of teens, including the 13-year-old boy.

The teen, who was not publicly identified because of his age, was arrested in early March along with three others.

Police say the suspects were armed in the majority of the robberies but never used their weapons until the night of Feb. 15 when they shot and killed 67-year-old Herr.