A teenage boy was sentenced today to a state juvenile facility, just under a month after admitting to a murder charge for the May 2012 shooting death of his father, who was a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.
The length of the boy's sentence will be determined by authorities from the state's Division of Juvenile Justice, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
The teen was 14 at the time of the shooting and is now 16. His name has been withheld because of his age.
At an April 21 hearing, the boy admitted the murder charge and allegations that he used a handgun and discharged a firearm.
Prosecutors said when the case was filed that the boy was suspected of using his father's service weapon on May 2, 2012, to fire a single round through a window from outside the family's home in Carson.
Myron W. Chisem, a 42-year-old Torrance native and U.S. Navy veteran, was struck in the head as he sat in the family room.
Chisem's son, the youngest of three children, made the 911 call reporting the shooting, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The teen had moved in with his father and the father's girlfriend, who wasn't home at the time of the shooting, less than a year before, according to the Los Angeles Times.
--City News Service