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Kansas teen pleads guilty to fatally shooting father, could avoid serving time in adult prison


OLATHE, Kansas — A 16-year-old Kansas boy has pleaded guilty to killing his father last year during a routine custody exchange when he was 14.

WDAF-TV ( ) reports the Bonner Springs teen entered into a plea deal Tuesday that could prevent him from spending time in an adult prison.

The teen admitted shooting his 46-year-old father in July 2013 at a Shawnee auction service where the Kansas City, Kansas, man was picking the boy up.

The teen's attorney says the boy was a victim of abuse at the hands of his father. He wasn't tried as an adult as a result.

The Associated Press is not naming the father because his son's case was handled in juvenile court. The teen's lawyer will argue for 36 months in juvenile custody during sentencing in October.

Information from: WDAF-TV,

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