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Idaho teen sentenced to 7 years for killing dad

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho teen convicted for shooting and killing his father with a hunting rifle last year has been ordered to spend seven years in the state juvenile corrections system.

Third District Judge Bradly Ford sentenced 15-year-old Zachary Neagle on Wednesday. Neagle, who was 14 at the time of the shooting, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in March in a plea agreement.

Neagle testified his father sexually molested him on May 16, 2009, and that it was part of a pattern of abuse that began when he was younger.

Later that day, Neagle shot his father with a high-powered rifle while he slept on a couch in the family's Caldwell home. The Associated Press usually does not identify accusers in sexual assault cases, but Neagle's name was widely reported before the abuse allegations emerged.

 

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