HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Dauphin County teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his older brother a year ago.
Dakota Thornton, 16, pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree murder.
Thornton was charged as an adult last March after he killed his 18-year-old brother Dominick in a Williamstown apartment.
Thornton, then 15, admitted to police that he shot his brother with a .410 shotgun because he was romantically interested in his brother’s girlfriend, according to charging documents.
Sentencing is scheduled for June.