A Georgia teenager was sentenced to life in prison after confessing to murder. On Feb. 20, the teen unexpectedly admitted to the murder of a retired 76-year-old man during a home burglary in 2012. He had previously claimed that the triggerman was one of his two adult accomplices. The teen, now 18 years old, was 16 at the time that he committed the felonies.
The admission of guilt apparently came as a result of an agreement between the Athens teenager and the district attorney. In addition to pleading guilty to murder, the teen agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of his two adult accomplices for murder and burglary charges and testify against them in court. He also agreed to plead guilty to multiple charges related to a string of burglaries that preceded the fatal shooting.