Teen sentenced in Oakland toddler's killing

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Updated: 4/18 9:41 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old boy convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced in the shooting death of a toddler during the filming of a rap video in Oakland.

Frederick Coleman was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison in Alameda County Superior Court on Thursday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors in January.

Coleman was charged as an adult with murder and attempted murder in the attack outside a liquor store.

Authorities say 23-month-old Hiram Lawrence Jr. was shot when Coleman and two other Acorn gang members opened fire. Six others, including the boy's father, were wounded in the attack on Nov. 28, 2011.

Hiram was shot in the head and died 11 days later.

Two other suspects accused in the shooting are being prosecuted in federal court.

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