Greene County teen accused of stabbing a student sentenced to 12

Greene County teen accused of stabbing a student sentenced to 12 years

GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

 A Greene County teen charged with attempted first-degree murder of a classmate pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Thursday and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Mitchell was accused of stabbing a classmate at South Greene High School back in September.

He was transferred to adult court in January, the day after a hearing that included testimony from 14 witnesses.

Mitchell pleaded guilty Thursday morning to attempted second-degree murder.

He must serve 60 percent of his 12 year sentence before he is eligible for parole, according to Cecil Mills, assistant district attorney for Greene County.

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