Reno teen sentenced to up to 110 years in prison for murder of 16-year-old in 2015
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to up to 110 years in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in December of 2015, according to the Washoe County District Attorney's Office.
Christian Joel Scott was 15 years old when he shot and killed a boy during a pre-planned robbery of a Gucci belt.
Scott was found guilty of 1st-degree murder in March 2017. Following the guilty verdict, a penalty phase occurred for the murder charge and the jury sentenced Scott to 50 years in prison with the eligibility for parole after serving 20 years. On May 2, Scott was sentenced on the remaining charges to a consecutive term of 60 additional years in prison. The combined sentence for all charges ensures that Scott will serve a minimum of 33 years behind bars before parole eligibility begins.
Scott will be held at the Nevada Department of Corrections juvenile facility until he turns 18 in May 2018.
Reno police responded to the report of a shooting at Pat Baker Park on December 29, 2015. Detectives determined that the shooting was connected to a confrontation between Scott and two juvenile victims.
Scott had robbed the victims at gunpoint of a Gucci belt that the victims intended to sell him.
Shortly after being robbed, the two victims were driving in the area of the park when Scott shot at the pair, striking the 16-year-old driver in the head.
The male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second juvenile was not injured.