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Teen sent to youth facility for role in slaying

WILLMAR — The 16-year-old Willmar teen involved in the slaying of a 79-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to complete the programs at Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in Willmar.

Devon Jenkins also was ordered to serve probation until his 21st birthday and do 100 hours of community service each year as part of his juvenile sentence handed down by District Judge Michael Thompson in Kandiyohi County District Court.  

Under the extended juvenile jurisdiction program, Jenkins’s adult sentence, of 15 years in prison, was stayed and could be executed if he fails to comply with the juvenile sentence requirements.

Lila Warwick was found dead, stabbed and strangled at her residence on the east edge of Willmar after she failed to arrive at a church meeting July 29. Jenkins was charged in the case along with Brok Junkermeier, 19, and Lila Warwick’s grandson Robert Warwick, now 18. All three are from Willmar.

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