Published On: Wed, Dec 10th, 2014

Jeremy Mayers murder: Brittany Detwiler sentenced to 15 years for luring man to his death

The third Florida teen linked to the brutal murder of Jeremy Mayers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for second-degree murder after luring man she friended on Facebook.

Brittany Detwiler, now 19, used a plea dealto the second-degree murder, agreeing in February to testify against Franco Thomas in exchange for a prison sentence not to exceed 30 years.

Brittany Detwiler

Brittany Detwiler

Prosecutors said Detwiler’s subsequent testimony was critical in the trial of Thomas, who was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Thomas and Scionti Hill attempted to rob Mayers, who resisted, so the boys beat him to death with an unloaded shotgun.

“I’m sorry for the loss of your son,” Detwiler said before she was sentenced. “I hope that your family finds the peace you deserve.”

All three suspects were under 18 at the time of the slaying but were charged as adults.

Hill previously received 35 years in prison for his guilty plea. Thomas received a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder.


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