Minnesota Hunter Pleads Guilty In Colorado Teen’s Death
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - 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.
Fifty-nine-year-old Guy Pohto of Cook, Minnesota 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.