- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and other charges stemming from an attack authorities say led to an Albuquerque man’s shooting death in his driveway.

The 18-year-old was one of six charged last year in 60-year-old Steven Gerecke’s death, with authorities saying the teens were breaking into homes the night of the killing.

The 18-year-old, whom the Associated Press hasn’t named because of his age at the time of the crime, was initially charged with murder.

Under the plea deal Wednesday, the teen faces a potential 15-year prison term if sentenced as an adult for conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, theft of a credit card and unauthorized use of a credit card.

A hearing will be scheduled to determine whether to sentence the teen as a juvenile or an adult.

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