Man receives life for Puerto Rico student's death

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Associated Press

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 11:04 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man found guilty in the killing of a Puerto Rico high school student during an attempted carjacking has been sentenced to life in prison.

Prosecutors say Alexis Amador Huggins was the mastermind behind the June 2012 carjacking attempt that led to the shooting death of 17-year-old Stefano Steenbakkers.

Police say Amador followed Steenbakkers and began rear-ending his 2007 Lexus SUV during the attempted carjacking. Steenbakkers refused to stop and called his mother to tell her about the situation and provided details including the license plate of the car pursuing him before he was shot.

The convicted shooter, John Anthony Morales Lopez, agreed to testify against Amdador in exchange for receiving up to 30 years in prison.

Amador was sentenced Tuesday.

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