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Teen Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Teacher

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in the pummeling death of a Las Vegas high school teacher who prosecutors say was attacked because he dressed nicely.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Daniel Carrillo was set to go to trial this week on charges of murder and multiple felonies stemming from the October robbery, beating and eventual death of 50-year-old Timothy VanDerbosch. Carrillo instead pleaded guilty to reduced charges, including second-degree murder.

He could be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for his part in the slaying.

Carrillo is one of six people accused in VanDerbosch’s death.

Investigators say VanDerbosch tried to run after he was first attacked, but the group chased him down, beat him into unconsciousness and left him in a street.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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