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