Teen admits role in slayings of 2 Montgomery County boys

Posted at: 04/18/2013 9:13 AM
By: AP

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FONDA, N.Y. (AP) - One of two teenage boys accused of killing two other teens has pleaded guilty.

Sixteen-year-old Matt Phelps of the town of Florida pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, admitting he took part in the shootings of 13-year-old Johnathan DeJesus and 16-year-old Paul Damphier, both of Amsterdam, last year.
He's expected to be sentenced July 11 to from 15 years to life in prison under the terms of a plea bargain Wednesday in Montgomery County Court.
As part of the deal, he agreed to testify against 16-year-old Anthony Brasmeister of Amsterdam, who's facing two counts of second-degree murder.
The victim's bodies were found in a soybean field outside Amsterdam on July 19, nine days after they were reported missing.
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