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Del. teenager sentenced in fatal shooting of woman

Saturday - 2/8/2014, 1:44pm  ET

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman who was the victim of a home invasion.

Daiquan Reams, an 18-year-old Wilmington man, told a judge at his sentencing Friday that he shot Tamekia Kearney in May 2012 because "I just wanted to fit in."

The News Journal of Wilmington reports ( ) that prosecutors struggled to get witnesses to cooperate and agreed as part of a plea deal to recommend no more than 15 years for Reams.

Reams was 17 at the time of the shooting. He told investigators that he killed the 28-year-old Kearney, a mother, to help a friend who had been involved in the home invasion.

Kearney had been cooperating with the police at the time of the crime.

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