Lynnwood drug dealer who bragged about murdering teen gets 32 years

EVERETT, Wash. -- A Lynnwood man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for fatally shooting a high school student and then bragging about what he described as his "first confirmed kill."

The Daily Herald reports 25-year-old Charles Courtney was sentenced this week for the October 2015 murder of Anthony Boro.

Authorities say the 16-year-old was among a group of young people who were in the parking lot of the apartment complex where Courtney lived when Courtney confronted them with a handgun.

Boro was running away when Courtney took aim and shot the teen from behind.

A jury found Courtney guilty in September of murder and heroin possession.

The defense had argued that Courtney was in a state of hyper-vigilance after being told that people who had threatened to kill him were in the area.