Teen sentenced to 27 years for violent crime spree that included attack on elderly couple

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CLEVELAND -- A teenager who was charged as an adult in a violent crime spree was sentenced Thursday morning.

Eddie Burns, now 17 years old, was reportedly just 15 when the spree began in Cleveland.

It included the robbery and attack on an elderly couple in Glenville in February of 2018. An 81-year-old man passed away shortly after the attack, but it was determined that was due to natural causes due to a preexisting heart condition.

 

The teen was also accused in other robberies and a carjacking.  Burns pleaded guilty to multiple counts.

On Thursday, after several victims gave impact statements in court, the judge sentenced Burns to 27 years behind bars. The judge handed down that amount of time to protect the public.

Burns' attorney argued he had a bad home life, and that the crimes started after his father took his own life.

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