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Teen convicted of murder step closer to freedom

Posted: 3:38 PM, Jan 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-13 09:04:04-05

A Lansing teen convicted of murder when he was 13-years-old is headed to a transitional home, where he'll be a step closer to freedom.

Charles Lewis Jr., now 19-years-old, was found guilty of felony murder.

In 2010 he and several others dragged 19-year-old Shayla Johnson out of bed, beat her, then fatally shot her.

Since then Lewis has been serving time in a juvenile detention facility. Every three months he checks in with a judge who's been monitoring the teen's progress. On Tuesday Judge Economy found Lewis met the requirements to move to a less-secure facility.