Teen accused in fatal Las Vegas high school beating agrees to guilty plea – NewsNation Now

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday morning. He was one of the teens accused in the group beating of a 17-year-old Rancho High School student who later died.

The 15-year-old’s name, details of his plea agreement, or how much time he will serve will not be released due to his juvenile status in the court system. However, Clark County Juvenile District Court Judge Amy Mastin said, under the plea deal, the 15-year-old pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and will be committed to Child Correctional Services.

He is one of nine teens, ranging from 13 to 17, arrested and facing charges in the Nov. 1, 2023 beating of Jonathan Lewis that resulted in his death. There is a 10th “person of interest” in the case who remains at large.

Three other teens from the case also appeared in the courtroom. Attorneys for a 13-year-old and 15-year-old told the judge they are still working on plea deals and plan to return to court next week. There are also two remaining 15-year-olds. The judge ordered one to undergo a competency evaluation and the other is due for an appearance in court.

The four other teens were automatically certified as adults because they were 16 and older. The four face second-degree murder charges. Dontral Beaver, 16, and Gianni Robinson, 17, have trial dates set for April 1. Damien Hernandez, 18, and Treavion Randolph, 16, will have trials at a later date.

Defense attorneys for the teens are claiming this is a case of self-defense because one of Lewis’ friends allegedly had a knife and Lewis threw the first punch.

Damien Hernandez, 17; Gianni Robinson, 17; Dontral Beaver, 16; and Treavion Randolph, 16, all face second-degree murder charges in the death of Jonathan Lewis. (LVMPD)

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