A jury in September found Darian Cummings, 19, guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery for carjackings April 4 and 25 in St. Louis. Circuit Judge Annette Llewellyn sentenced Cummings on Monday, giving him about 2½ years credit for jail time served.
Caleb Lee, 9, who lived in an unincorporated area of south St. Louis County, died after Cummings crashed a Toyota Rav 4 into his family's sedan. Caleb and his family were returning from Disney World in Florida when they were hit.
Cummings was 16 years old and Brian Booker was 15 when, police say they carjacked an SUV in the Central West End on April 25, 2017.
Several hours after the carjacking, a Normandy police officer spotted Cummings driving the stolen SUV on Interstate 70 and tried to stop him. Then-Assistant Circuit Attorney Morley Swingle told jurors at Cummings' trial in September that Cummings sped off upwards of 98 mph before crashing into the Lee family's car.
Murder cases for Cummings and Booker are pending before St. Louis County Circuit Judge John D. Warner Jr.