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Teen who shot friend to be sentenced next week

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The victim, Hawken Hemmerle. Provided photo. The victim, Hawken Hemmerle. Provided photo.
GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A teenager convicted of fatally shooting his 13-year-old friend appeared in court Monday for a disposition where his sentencing was delayed until next week.

The 13-year-old boy from Green Township was found guilty last month on charges of reckless homicide and possession of a firearm. The teen and the victim, Hawken Hemmerle, were playing with a stolen handgun in June when the gun accidentally fired and killed Hemmerle.

The teen was set to be sentenced to a behavioral health facility on Monday, but was delayed until Aug. 28 due to a conflict at the organization. An official at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court says the teen will likely face time at a similar facility.

[Related: Teen agrees to plea deal in shooting death of Green Township boy]

Hemmerle's family spoke at the disposition Monday and the teen wrote a letter that was read by his attorney, according to court officials.

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