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Midstate teen describes murder after pleading guilty

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 13, 2017 10:50 AM
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(York) -- A Pennsylvania teen has pleaded guilty to murder.

Leonard Anthony Green III, who is now 17-years-old, admitted to shooting 17-year-old Patrick Winter in 2014. Green pleaded guilty to several charges including third-degree murder and six counts of reckless endangerment on Wednesday.

Green testified that he fatally shot Winter outside of a party because he believed Winter called him a name. Green said earlier that day he drank alcohol, took the prescription pill Xanax, and smoked synthetic marijuana.

The initial charge of first-degree murder will be dismissed as part of Green's plea deal.

Green has an open plea and may be sentenced to a maximum of 32 to 64 years. A prior juvenile decertification hearing determined the teen will be tried as an adult.

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