A teenager could spend the next 16-1/2 years in prison after admitting to killing his four year old nephew last year.
Chance Wright pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse. The child died last April after being airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
At the time Jacksonville police say the boy's uncle told them they were horse playing when the youngster was injured.
Sentencing for the 18-year-old Wright will take place in April.