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Teen admits role in Montgomery County double homicide

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Matt Phelps pleaded guilty this afternoon to shooting Jonathan DeJesus and Paul Damphier to death in a Florida soybean field in July 2012. In what court clerk Kelly Phillips called a quick and straightforward appearance before Acting Judge Polly Hoye in Montgomery County Court, the 16-year-old Amsterdam boy pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. As part of a plea agreement, Phelps will be sentenced July 11 to two concurrent prison terms of 15 ...

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