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Teenage boy sentenced for attempted murder of homeless man

The Butte County District Attorney has announced that a 15-year-old boy was sentenced for the attempted murder of an Oroville homeless man that occurred this past February.

Posted: Nov 18, 2017 12:17 PM

The Butte County District Attorney has announced that a 15-year-old boy was sentenced for the attempted murder of an Oroville homeless man that occurred this past February. 

In a press release sent by Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, it says that the attempted murder happened on Feb. 7 in a homeless camp in an orchard above the Oroville fish hatchery. 

Ramsey stated that the 15-year-old boy and a 57-year-old man got into an argument about the suspect and his friend loitering around the man's camp. 

According to witnesses the suspect left the orchard, but then came back a few minutes later with a .22 caliber rifle and shot the homeless man in the stomach. 

The victim survived the shot but was hospitalized for several days, according to the press release. 

The 15-year-old boy was sent on Wednesday to the Division of Juvenile Facilities.

The identity of the teenage boy is being withheld due to his age. 

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