Teen pleads guilty to killing 2 Montgomery County boys - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Teen pleads guilty to killing 2 Montgomery County boys

Posted:
13-year-old Jonathan DeJesus (left) and 16-year-old Paul Damphier (right) 13-year-old Jonathan DeJesus (left) and 16-year-old Paul Damphier (right)

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

16-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 Jonathan DeJesus and 16-year-old Paul Damphier, both of Amsterdam, last year.

He's expected to be sentenced on 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 in the town of Florida, outside Amsterdam, on July 19, nine days after they were reported missing.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.