Judge sentences Pullman teen to 25 years

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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A Latah County District Court judge sentenced 17-year-old Keagan Tennant to the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison Thursday for the shooting death of a Pullman teen last summer.

Judge John Stegner sentenced Tennant, Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said. Tennant must serve at least five years of the sentence, after which Stegner can decide whether to give him a parole hearing.

Stegner may decide to hold Tennant in prison for up to the maximum of 25 years, or give him parole or another alternative, such as community supervision.

Tennant pleaded guilty to felony charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, principal to robbery and principal to the destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence for shooting and killing 18-year-old Timothy Reeves last summer while camping.

Tennant will begin his sentence in juvenile corrections, where he will serve time until he reaches 21 years old. After that, he will transfer to an adult prison if he does not receive parole or an alternative sentence. His time served since July 21 counts toward his sentence, Thompson said.

Stegner also handed down fines of $5,000 for each charge other than the destruction of evidence, as well as about $250 in court fees for each charge, Thompson said. Stegner has not determined a restitution amount for Reeves’ family.