WATCH: Hamilton teen apologizes to middle school victim’s family before being sentenced for murder

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Miquan Hubbard sentenced 16 to life for murder of Jaraius Gilbert Jr.

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UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m.

Miquan Hubbard has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murder and an additional year for the use of a gun in the commission of a crime.

The sentence was announced today by Judge Michael Oster.

Hubbard, 19, of Village Street, pleaded guilty in March to murder with a gun specification for the murder of 13-year-old Jaraius Gilbert Jr. in August 2018.

He read an apology to the victim’s family in the courtroom:

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INITIAL REPORT

A Hamilton man will be sentenced today in Butler County Common Pleas Court for the death last summer of a 13-year-old boy on South Front Street.

Miquan Hubbard, 19, of Village Street, pleaded guilty in March to murder with a gun specification.

Hubbard fired 15 shots across the Hamilton street on the night of Aug. 29, hitting and killing Jaraius Gilbert Jr., a Wilson Middle School student. Hubbard faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after 16 years.

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Last week, co-defendant Kameron Tunstall, 19, was found guilty of multiple counts of murder and felonious assault after a four-day trial. Tunstall provided the 9mm Glock to Hubbard that he used to fire at opposing gang members. Bullets struck Gilbert and Datorion Burns, who survived, according to courtroom evidence.

Part of Hubbard’s plea deal noted that if he testified during Tunstall’s trial and lied, committing perjury, his deal would be withdrawn.

Tunstall’s defense team called Hubbard to the stand, but he exercised his fifth amendment rights against self incrimination.

Tunstall faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after 21 years and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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