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INMATE WHO KILLED MAN AT AGE 13 WANTS RETRIAL

A man sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting at age 13 asked the state's high court for a new trial Tuesday, saying he was too young to be found competent for trial.

Michael Lewis, now 21, was convicted of murdering a stranger in his parked car at an Atlanta convenience store in 1997. Prosecutors said the boy known as "Little B" gunned down Darrell Woods, 23, in front of his two sons because Woods disrespected him by not turning his headlights off when he asked.

Under Georgia law, anyone older than 13 charged with a serious violent crime is automatically tried as an adult unless a prosecutor waives the case to juvenile court.

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