Teen admits role in slayings of 2 boys

Posted at: 05/01/2013 7:41 AM | Updated at: 05/01/2013 9:34 AM
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The bodies of 13-year-old Johnathan DeJesus and 16-year-old Paul Damphier, both of Amsterdam, were found in a field on July 19, 2012.

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FONDA, N.Y. (AP) - The second of two teenage boys has admitted killing two other teens in upstate New York.

17-year-old Anthony Brasmeister of Amsterdam pleaded guilty to two counts of 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.
 
He's expected to be sentenced July 11 to 25 years to life in prison under the terms of a plea bargain Tuesday in Montgomery County Court.
 
Another teen, 16-year-old Matt Phelps of the town of Florida, pleaded guilty April 17 to second-degree murder and agreed to testify against Brasmeister. He faces a sentence of from 15 years to life.
 
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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