Jun 6, 2011 6:11 AM by Kate Richards

Boy who admitted killing parents faces sentencing

MONTE VISTA, Colo. (AP) - A teenage boy who admitted killing his mother and stepfather almost two years ago faces a sentencing hearing in Rio Grande County.

John Caudle entered a plea bargain earlier this spring to one count of murder in the death of his stepfather, Tracy Rinebarger, and one count of reckless manslaughter for the death of his mother, Joanne Rinebarger. The two were found dead in their home in the fall of 2009. She had been shot eight times, and he was shot twice.

The Valley Courier reports that District Judge Martin Gonzales ordered a pre-sentence investigation, which was completed several weeks ago.

Sentencing was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.


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