Teen Charged

By: AP
By: AP

A 15-year-old Littleton boy who pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a sister is being ordered to spend at least six years in the state's juvenile detention system.

James Meyer was accused of killing 13-year-old Jessica Meyer, then setting fire to her body in the garage of their home in 2006.

Authorities have NOT released any information about how she died.

James Meyer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and arson.

His sentence includes 18 years in state prison, but Arapahoe County District Judge John Wheeler says the term will be suspended if he successfully completes a six-year term in the Youth Offender Program.

That program includes a regimented schedule, counseling and education.


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