Teen Gets 6 Years For Winslow Township Shooting Plot:
Edwin DeLeon, the accused ringleader of the plot to attack Winslow Township High School in South Jersey, was sentenced to six years in prison. DeLeon had previously pleaded guilty and six years was the maximum he could receive under the plea. DeLeon says he regrets the idea of the plot. I wonder if he really regrets it or regrets being caught.
One more suspect, James Whelan, remains to be sentenced. Whelan is looking at three years.
Probation for teen in Winslow plot:
This article is basically just a recap from yesterday about the teen from Hammonton High that was sentenced in the Winslow Twp. High plot. What makes this article different is that the Philadelphia Inquirer names all the suspects…
A Hammonton youth was sentenced yesterday to three years’ probation for his involvement in a guns-and-terror plot at Winslow Township High School.
State Superior Court Judge Angelo DiCamillo said David Cruz Jr., 16, had only “a minimal level” of involvement in four youths’ plan to initiate a food fight during a fourth-period lunch, then execute students and teachers from a “hit list.”
The alleged ringleader, Edwin DeLeon, 15, of Winslow, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a firearm. He waived his case to adult court earlier this month, and faces a six-year prison term at his sentencing in October.
James Whelan, 15, also of Winslow, pleaded guilty to gun charges in juvenile court. He faces three years in a youth facility.
Winslow resident Peter Cunningham, 16, faces five years in state prison after pleading guilty to gun conspiracy charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced in September.
I wonder why no previous article mentioned the underage suspects’ names.
Boys Admit Plotting Columbine-Like Attack At N.J. School:
Two more suspects in the plot to attack Winslow Township High School in South Jersey have pleaded guilty to charges.
Edwin DeLeon is the 15-year-old and alleged ringleader who is expected to enter a guilty plea in adult court in exchange for a sentence that will be no longer than six years for conspiring to possess a firearm for an unlawful purpose.
The other 15-year-old from Winslow will plead guilty to juvenile charges of conspiracy to possess a firearm for an unlawful purpose. He will serve up to 3 years in juvenile detention.
Only the 15-year-old from Hammonton High remains. And this is what his lawyer had to say…
His lawyer has denied that the boy took part in the plot and said he believed the plans were a joke.
Because that defense has worked so well in the past. 🙄 If they try to take this to trial I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hammonton kid ended up with more time than anyone else.