A teen has pleaded guilty to two charges of murder after investigators said he shot his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at an elementary school.
According to the Anderson Independent Mail, 16-year-old Jesse Osborne, who was tried as an adult, entered his plea Wednesday afternoon. Osborne will be sentenced at a later date.
Anderson County deputies say Osborne had just turned 14 when he shot and killed his father in their home on September 28, 2016, then drove his dad’s pickup to Townville Elementary School. Investigators said Osborne crashed the truck into a playground fence and fired several shots at a group of students outside for recess.
Jacob Hall was shot in the leg and suffered a brain injury due to the blood loss. He died three days later.
Family Court Judge Edgar Long determined in February that Osborne should be legally tried as an adult, weighing the violence of the offenses, Osborne’s maturity and whether he posed a community threat.
At an arraignment in September, the teen, through his lawyer, pleaded not guilty to murder charges and others leveled against him.