DETROIT, MI – DeMarco Harris, 20-years-old, will be released Monday September 18, 2017, after serving seven years for a murder that he committed in 2009 at the age of 12.
Harris, who was only 13-years-old at the time he was sentenced, was ordered to juvenile detention until he turned 21 for the murder of a Davision Michigan woman in Detroit. Harris will be released on Monday when he turns 21-years-old.
DeMarco Harris was found guilty in 2010 of murdering Trisha Babcock during a robbery.
Trisha Babcock had come to Detroit trying to find work as a dancer. The night of August 1st, Babcock was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car near West Outer Drive and Minock Street when DeMarco Harris pointed his gun at her and a struggle ensued, police said. He shot her once in the chest. She was transported to a local area hospital where she later died.
He was convicted in 2010 of Felony Murder, Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery Armed, and Felony Firearm.
At the final hearing today it was determined if the best interests of justice were to be served by imposing any other sentence provided by law for an adult offender.
In court, during the hearing on Friday morning, therapists and case workers recommended that DeMarco Harris be released based on his exemplary behavior while he has been incarcerated.
The Wayne County Prosecutors Office released a statement on today’s decision.
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