Teen pleads guilty to killing father

Teen pleads guilty to killing father

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque teen who killed his father while on a hunting trip will spend the next 15 years in prison.

Thomas Manning was 16 when he shot his dad, Jeffrey Manning, in the back of the head in the Gila National Forest.

Last week, Manning plead guilty to second-degree murder in the case with the agreement that he be sentenced as an adult.

The judge immediately sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Manning is now 19 and is awaiting transport to the state Department of Corrections.

For now, he remains in the Grant County Detention Center.

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