Teen admits to manslaughter in boy's death

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Updated: 8/15/2014 7:00 pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teenager has admitted to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 11-year-old half-brother last year.

The 17-year-old made the admission Friday in juvenile court in Riverside County in the death of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.

Judge Timothy Freer sentenced him to 12 years in juvenile detention, but under the law he can only be held until the age of 23.

District attorney spokesman John Hall says the teen was originally charged with murder but the case was downgraded in a deal with prosecutors.

No details were released at the hearing because the teen in a minor.

Terry's disappearance in July 2013 set off a massive search before his remains were found behind his mother's house.

The Associated Press is not naming the suspect because he is a juvenile.

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