Teen Admits To Gunning Down City Worker

A Syracuse, N.Y., teenager says he was the sniper who gunned down a city worker outside the victim's home in January.

Sixteen-year-old Shawn Rhines pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing 47-year-old Casimir Snyder. Snyder was getting into his car when he was hit in the neck by a bullet fired from the attic window of a home across the street.

Rhines will be sentenced to 10 years to life as part of a plea deal Thursday. Prosecutors say he will serve the sentence in state prison.

Another youth who was in the attic was originally charged with Snyder's murder after he falsely confessed to being the gunman.

The two teens told investigators they would shoot target practice from the attic. That escalated to shooting at animals and, finally, Snyder.

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