MACON, GA (AP) - A Georgia teen who was 16 years old when he choked his sister to death in a fight over a Wi-Fi password has been sentenced to life in prison.

Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin handed down the sentence Friday after finding Kevon Watkins guilty of murder in a bench trial.

Testimony during Watkins' trial said he was angry after coming home from school in February 2018 and changed his family's Wi-Fi password because sharing the connection made it too slow on his Xbox.

Authorities say 19-year-old Alexus Watkins argued with her brother and he put her in a chokehold, not releasing it for more than 10 minutes until police arrived.

The Macon Telegraph reports Kevon Watkins cried and apologized after the life sentence was handed down.

Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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