Wichita teen sentenced in stabbing death of transgender woman

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A teenager has been sentenced to juvenile corrections in the death of a transgender woman in 2016.

The teen, whose name was not released, was found guilt in April of second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Tyreece Walker. He will be in juvenile corrections until the age of 22 and a half with aftercare until he's 23, the maximum sentence under Kansas law regarding juvenile offenders, the DA's office said.

The teen, who is now 18, claimed he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed Walker on Sunday, May 1 at an apartment complex at South Richmond Avenue and Wildwood Lane.

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The DA's office said if the teen commits a new violation while serving his juvenile sentence or violates the terms of his aftercare, he could be sent to an adult prison for 165 months.

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