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Teen sentenced in Washington County for killing best friend with machete

February 22, 2019 12:57 PM

A teen accused of killing his best friend in Washington County was sentenced to 20 years to life behind bars on Friday.

Adrian Sawyer, 16, admitted to cutting Maverick Bowman's throat last fall with a machete after a night of partying. Bowman was about to turn 16 years old.

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He tried to cover up the crime by dousing the body with lighter fluid and lighting it.

His lawyer says Sawyer doesn't really remember why he did it.

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