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South Bend Man Gets 65 Years For Killing Teen Girl

Last updated on Saturday, January 12, 2008

(SOUTH BEND) - A man convicted of killing a South Bend 16-year-old girl learned his fate Friday.

21-year-old Larry Mitchell will spend the next 65 years in prison.

Mitchell shot Ja-Vonda Tharbs in spring 2006. Tharbs had been waiting for a ride to an after-prom party when the bullet hit her. That bullet was meant for a man Mitchell had had an earlier beef with.

The convicted killer maintained his innocence - even after his sentencing.

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