West Point teen pleads guilty to murdering younger brothers

- FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to killing his two brothers last May.

The teen was 15-years-old at the time when he was arrested for stabbing his two younger brothers to death. His attorneys have been fighting the charges in the juvenile system. A mental competency hearing was scheduled next week. But Wednesday that became irrelevant after the teen entered a guilty plea in juvenile court.

"Do you understand you can go to prison?" Judge Janice Frost asked the teen.

He nodded in a yes manner.

Under the terms of the plea bargain, the teen pleaded guilty to one count of murdering his younger brother. Judge Frost sentenced the teen to a juvenile detention facility until he turns 21-years.

But on the second murder charge the teen will be charged in the adult court system where he could face a 15-years-to-life sentence. The Davis County attorney will be filing the murder charge Wednesday.

The teen's attorney says the plea deal allows the teen to remain in the juvenile system for a few years.

"It's inhumane to put a 15-year-old in an adult facility," says Todd Utzinger.

Under the agreement the teen would not step into an adult prison until after he serves out his juvenile sentence.

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