GYPSUM, Colo. — A 14-year-old Colorado boy will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying for six days by keeping the body at home and telling the man’s employer he was sick.
The boy entered the plea Tuesday and will be sentenced Thursday.
Investigators say the teen shot his 50-year-old father twice in the head in April, when the man was scheduled to meet with a sheriff’s deputy investigating a graffiti case involving the teen.
The father didn’t show up for the meeting or work. The son called his father’s boss for several days to say he was sick, but the employer became suspicious and alerted authorities.
The Vail Daily reports the teen will serve seven years in youth prison before entering adult prison on his 21st birthday.