Teenager gets life with possible parole in killing of 9-year-old

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | 8:50 a.m. CST; updated 11:03 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 8, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.