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Teen Gets Life Sentence for ex-boyfriend's Murder

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 11:20:25-05

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida teen has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in the killing of her ex-boyfriend.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 19-year-old Amber Wright was sentenced Tuesday. She was convicted last month of first-degree murder. Her sentence will be reviewed after 25 years.

Authorities say Wright lured 15-year-old Seath Jackson into a mobile home where he was beaten, shot and then burned in a backyard fire pit in 2011. The trial was the second for Wright. Her initial conviction was tossed because of an error at her first trial.

Wright is one of four people that have been prosecuted for Jackson's slaying. One other defendant, 23-year-old Michael Bargo, has been sentenced to death, and three others have received life sentences for Jackson's murder.