Dec 17, 9:31 AM EST

Gypsum teen to get 10 years for killing father

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) -- A 14-year-old from Gypsum will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his father and keeping the body at home for six days.

The boy pleaded guilty under a plea deal Tuesday in Eagle and will be sentenced Thursday.

Investigators say the teen twice shot his 50-year-old father in the head in April, when the father was scheduled to meet with a sheriff's deputy investigating a graffiti case involving the teen. He failed to show up for the meeting and work. The son called his father's boss to report that he was sick for several days. The boss became suspicious and alerted authorities.

The Vail Daily ( ) reports the teen will serve seven years in youth prison before being transferred to adult prison on his 21st birthday.


Information from: Vail Daily,

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