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Washington Co. teen sentenced in accidental death of Gary Cota

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Photo: Family photo of 13-year-old Gary Cota (NEWS10) Photo: Family photo of 13-year-old Gary Cota (NEWS10)

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- A 14-year-old Washington County teen has been sentenced to 18 months of probation in the accidental shooting death of his friend.

The teen pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide last month, agreeing to the probation deal. A judge said Monday that the teen must undergo counseling.

If teen violates the probation, he could end up in a detention facility, or have his probation extended. However, if he follows the terms of probation, he could be released early from it.

He admitted to accidentally shooting and killing 13-year old, Gary Cota, inside his Fort Edward home back in June 2012.

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

 

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