Teen Gets 30 Years for Granite City Murder

Greg Branson

GRANITE CITY, IL (KMOX) – A Granite City teenager who was just 14 years old when he shot a man to death is sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Belleville News Democrat reports Mylan Newbern, now 18, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to the 2012 murder of Charles Weiss. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s office says Weiss was shot when Newbern and three others tried to rob him. Newbern will be required to serve 100 percent of the 30-year sentence.

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