Teen pleads guilty to killing 2 Montgomery County boys
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.