Teen Gets 18 Years For Role In Half-Sister's Video Game Inspired Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Greeley, Colo. (AP) A teenager was sentenced to 18 years in prison for her role in the death of her half-sister, who police say was beaten during a re-enactment of the “Mortal Kombat” video game.

Heather Trujillo pleaded guilty in May to child abuse-negligently causing the death of 7-year-old Zoe Garcia. trujillo's prison sentence may be suspended if she successfully
completes six years in a youthful offender system program.

Trujillo and 17-year-old Lamar Roberts were baby-sitting Zoe last December. Authorities say she died from head injuries after she was hit, kicked and slammed to the floor as the teens reportedly re-enacted the video game.

The 17-year-old Trujillo has agreed to testify against Roberts, who is charged with child abuse causing death. Roberts' preliminary hearing is july 10.

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