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Teen pleads guilty in accidental shooting death

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago November 27, 2013 Nov 27, 2013 Wednesday, November 27 2013 November 27, 2013 5:27 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old man who unintentionally shot and killed his cousin in January while hanging out inside a vacant home has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

Tyler Washington faces up to five years in prison, but his defense attorney said he is a "prime candidate" for probation given his otherwise clean record.

District Attorney Hillar Moore says some family members of the victim, 18-year-old Trevon Wilson, of Denham Springs, want Washington to receive prison time and plan to testify at his Feb. 6 sentencing hearing.

Moore says prosecutors plan to take a neutral position on whether Washington should go to prison.

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