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Hunter pleads guilty in Colorado teen's death

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 12:09:04-05

A Minnesota hunter accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy while hunting on western Colorado's Grand Mesa has pleaded guilty to all charges.

The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reports that 59-year-old Guy Pohto was handcuffed and remanded into custody of the Mesa County Jail after entering his plea on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter as well as a misdemeanor count of hunting in a careless manner.

Pohto is charged in connection to the Sept. 13 death of Justin Burns, of Palisade.

The boy died of a gunshot wound to his chest at the Big Creek Reservoir in the Uncompahgre National Forest while bow hunting with his father.

Sentencing has been scheduled for April 6.