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Ohio Pensioner Jailed For Shooting Teen Via Dvorak

A pensioner has been jailed for life after he shot dead his teenage neighbour - for walking on his carefully tended lawn. Ohio man Charles Martin, 67, was told he would have to serve 18 years in prison before he could be considered for parole. Killer lay in wait with shotgun Killer lay in wait with shotgun But Clermont County Common Pleas Judge William Walker said he would urge that Martin should never be paroled and should die in jail.

Martin was convicted last month of murdering 15-year-old Larry Mugrage Jr in March 2006. He shot the high school student twice with a shotgun. Martin told the court he was sorry the shooting occurred but said the teenager knew how much Martin cared for his lawn and had deliberately provoked him.