Teen who killed parents sentenced to 40 years

  • Andrea Balcer delivers a statement before being sentenced to 40 years for killing her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta, Maine. Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Andrea Balcer listens to testimony during the sentencing hearing for killing her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta, Maine. Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home. The teenager told a police dispatcher that she “snapped” on the night of the stabbings. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

AUGUSTA, Maine — A teenager who told authorities she “snapped” and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison.

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