Judge delays sentence for Lansing teen Charles Lewis Jr. until age 21

By Brandon Howell, MLive.com

LANSING, MI — Charles Lewis Jr. is headed to juvenile detention, avoiding becoming Michigan’s youngest-ever juvenile lifer.

Ingham Circuit Judge George Economy on Friday handed down a delayed — or blended — sentence, meaning Lewis, 15, will be institutionalized at a juvenile detention center until age 21, when he will reappear before the court either to be freed or sentenced to life without parole.

Lewis was 13 when he and seven older men allegedly kidnapped a woman, with his father later shooting and killing her.
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