Kevin Peterson, 19, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for murder.
This Sarasota Police Department has been working five months on the case.
The father of victim Jovonne Corn thanked the Sarasota Police Department its hard work on this case in open court.
Sarasota police officers found Corn's body in a field behind the Boys and Girls Club in the 1800 block of 19th Street, Sarasota.
“We are happy with the outcome of this case. It keeps a dangerous criminal off the streets and it helps bring closure to the family of the Jovonne Corn,” said Lt. Pat Ledwith, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Sarasota Police Department.