Missouri Teen Sentenced in Cousin's Fatal Stabbing

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, April 02 2012 Apr 2, 2012 Monday, April 02, 2012 5:17:00 PM CDT April 02, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

HARRISONVILLE (AP) - A western Missouri teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of a younger cousin.

Eighteen-year-old Reyes Olivas was convicted in February of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Reyes was 16 when he killed 14-year-old Katie Rios with a kitchen knife in January 2010.

The two cousins were off from school on a snow day and watching TV at a Cass County home when they started arguing. Reyes said he became angry and stabbed Katie after she called him stupid.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Olivas the next day after following tracks in the snow to a home about three miles away.

Olivas was sentenced Monday by a Cass County judge to life without parole on the murder charge plus life on the armed criminal action charge.

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