Teen admits role in slayings of 2 Amsterdam boys

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FONDA,
N.Y. (AP) – The second of two teenage boys has admitted killing two other teens
near Amsterdam last summer.

Local
media outlets report that 17-year-old Anthony Brasmeister of Amsterdam pleaded
guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, admitting he took part in the
shootings of 13-year-old Johnathan DeJesus and 16-year-old Paul
Damphier, both of Amsterdam.

He's
expected to be sentenced July 11 to from 25 years to life in prison under the
terms of a plea bargain Tuesday in Montgomery County
Court.

Another
teen, 16-year-old Matt Phelps of the town of Florida, pleaded guilty April 17 to
second-degree murder and agreed to testify against Brasmeister. He faces a
sentence of from 15 years to life.

The
victim's bodies were found in a soybean field outside Amsterdam on July 19, nine
days after they were reported missing.

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