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Washington Co. teen pleads guilty to accidental death of Gary Cota

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- A Washington County teen has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of his friend.

The 14-year-old, who we have chosen not to identify because of his age, admitted that he accidentally shot and killed 13-year old Gary Cota in Fort Edward last year.

On Wednesday, a Washington County family court judge tentatively agreed to sentence him to 18 months' probation.

Police say the boys were playing with the gun in Cota's bedroom when the shooting happened.

In January 2013, Louis and Nichole Cota admitted to child neglect for allowing their son to handle the shotgun.

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