A Palm Beach County Judge recently released a 46-year-old Woodbury man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager five years ago, ending his 10-year probation five years early. Jay Levin shot a 16-year-old in the back on the night of October 24, 2003. The teen had been playing a game of ring and run with a friend when he was shot in the back with a .40-caliber handgun.
Levin reportedly told police he thought he’d seen a large figure holding a gun outside his home. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. His plea deal included 10 years’ probation, 1,250 hours of community service, and a year of “short weekends” in jail. The deal also included a clause stating that Levin could request early termination of probation if he satisfied the terms of his agreement after five years.
While the lawyer for the boy’s parents said there were disappointed by the judge’s decision of early termination of probation, Levin’s defense attorney insisted that his client does feel remorse about the deadly shooting and has taken responsibility for his actions.
Source: Judge ends probation for man who shot teen, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 6, 2009
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