A man serving life for killing his friend with an errant bullet at age 15 during the botched armed robbery of a New Orleans East security guard will one day walk free under a deal with prosecutors. The life without parole sentence of Jeremy Burse, 23, had attracted criticism from advocates because he was so young when he killed his friend in September 2010 and because no one disputed that it was an accident. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that such sentences should only be doled out to the “worst of the worst” juveniles who have demonstrated “irretrievable depravity.” Burse was convicted of murder after a 2013 trial. Criminal District Court Judge Byron C. Williams gave him a life term last year but the deal reached Friday paved the way for the judge to impose a 25-year sentence instead. Despite Supreme Court rulings, parole opportunities for juveniles convicted of murder in Louisiana uncommon A pair of teenagers walked up to a security guard in a New Orleans East apartment complex on a September night in 2010, scheming to rob him of… In exchange, Burse pleaded guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter. The judge gave Burse credit for the more than seven years he has already served behind bars. The deal came as defense attorney Christopher Murell sought to win Burse a new trial due to missing court transcripts. If the judge had granted his request, prosecutors would have been forced to try again a murder case unlike most others at the criminal courthouse. Police said that Burse and Davis were trying to rob a security guard at the Willowbrook apartment complex on Sept. 10, 2010. The robbery scheme went off the rails. Davis shot the guard as he ran away from the stick-up kids. Then Burse fired a round that somehow hit his friend in the heart and killed him. New Orleans prosecutors said that in the weeks leading up to the Friday hearing, they brokered two meetings between Burse’s parents and the mother of victim Anthony Davis, 16. Assistant District Attorney Laura Cannizzaro Rodrigue said the exchanges were part of a nascent “restorative justice” program she is spearheading at the District Attorney’s Office. “We viewed this case as an opportunity to help close