Teen Killed Boy, 5, With Bowling Ball

He pleads guilty, will go to jail for 23 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 6, 2013 1:40 PM CST
Teen Killed Boy, 5, With Bowling Ball
This photo provided by the Fort Worth, Texas Police Dept. shows Sida Osman, 5.   (AP Photo/Fort Worth Police Handout)

A 14-year-old North Texas boy has pleaded guilty to fatally beating a 5-year-old with a bowling ball after becoming irritated when the child kept asking to be taken to the store. Sida Osman was found dead in the backyard of a vacant Fort Worth home in June, a day after he was reported missing while riding his bike. Authorities say the teen had told others that he struck the 5-year-old twice in the head with the ball when the boy kept pestering him.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the teen pleaded guilty today to capital murder and will be incarcerated for 23 years as part of a last-minute plea agreement. Authorities are not identifying the Fort Worth teen because he's a juvenile. (Read more murder stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.