LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – One of the juvenile suspects involved in the brutal beating death of Jonathan Lewis has taken a plea deal.

FOX5 is not identifying the individual as they are a minor.

The agreement includes correctional placement at a Clark County Child and Family Services facility. In addition, the defendant has been ordered to attend school, not possess any weapons and serve 200 hours of community service.

After being released on parole, the suspect will abide by a curfew set by the parole officer or legal guardian and take individual counseling with anger management as well as a mentoring program and gang intervention.

The minor will have to pay restitution on all charges, including ones dismissed and make no contact with any of the co-defendants or the victim’s family members.

The court also ordered a substance abuse assessment and random drug testing for the minor.

Prosecutor Summer Clarke asked the judge if Jonathan’s family could speak before reading the plea deal.

Jonathan’s mom says the death of her son has caused so much pain for her and his little brother.

“He will forever be impacted by what happened. He will forever miss out on a world of love. He has no other male role model in his life. That was his best friend. That was my four-year-old’s to everything and mine as well,” Mellisa Ready explained.

“His life is now over and I hope that it’s taken into consideration and most importantly the impact on my four-year-old in his future,” she added.

The suspect’s family did not want to comment in court.

Judge Mastin also mentioned the suspect’s history with the juvenile justice system — adding there had been numerous referrals to The Harbor, a voluntary and family-centered juvenile assessment center, before November’s deadly altercation.

The four teens being tried as adults in Clark County District Court will appear on Thursday.


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