Manchester IA teen pleads guilty to killing grandparents

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Manchester teenager has agreed to plead guilty to two charges of first-degree murder, ending a trial before the defense called any witnesses.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 18-year-old Isaiah Sweet agreed to the deal Monday. It was announced after the prosecution rested its case in the trial against Sweet, who was charged in the May 2012 killings of his grandparents, 55-year-old Richard Sweet and 62-year-old Janet Sweet.

Defense attorneys say as part of the deal, the sentences will run concurrently.

Sweet also admitted to operating a vehicle without consent.

Earlier, prosecutors played a taped interview in which Sweet says he kissed his grandparents after shooting them and apologized before fleeing.

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