Posted: Sep 10, 2013 7:47 PM by MTN News
Emmit Boschee, the teen accused in the 2010 shooting death of Logan Wilson near Malta, has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide.
Judge John McKeon on Monday sentenced Boschee to probation until he turns 21, and ordered him to pay a $10,000 fine.
(June 6, 2013) Emmitt Boschee, accused of negligent homicide in a 2010 hunting incident near Malta, has reached a plea agreement.
In January, 17-year old Boschee was charged for the death of 16-year old Logan Wilson.
According to court documents, in October of 2010, the then 14-year old Boschee along with Wilson and another friend were hunting in Phillips County.
Boschee originally told officers that Wilson shot himself, but a 15-month investigation proved otherwise.
In his plea agreement, Boschee confessed to shooting Wilson accidentally.
He told officers that Wilson and his friend were 50 yards ahead of him, as he was scoping a deer.
Boschee says Wilson motioned for him to move forward, but as he went to stand, he lost his balance and fell.
Boschee said his rifle fired when it hit the ground or when he grabbed it, and the bullet struck Wilson in the back of the neck.
The non-binding agreement says Boschee will be put on probation until he is 21.
Until then, he will not be allowed possession of firearms, and will relinquish all hunting and trapping privileges.