Jean Sanchez, 14, pleaded guilty on Friday in Erie County Court in Buffalo, New York, to second-degree murder in the slaying of Ameer Al-Shammari in May 2014.
Sanchez, who was just 13-years-old when he carried out the deadly attack was charged as an adult.
But, due to his age, the maximum sentence that he faces is nine years to life in prison.
According to prosecutors, Sanchez had previously stolen Al-Shammari’s cell phone.
Sanchez, a student at Bilingual Academy, lived on Germain street, one street away from his alleged victim.
He allegedly lured Al-Shammari to a secluded area where he promised to give back the boy’s cell phone.
But when Al-Shammari arrived, Sanchez knocked him down, tied him up with his own shoelaces, sodomized him and strangled him with the string from his victim’s hooded sweatshirt.
Al-Shammari was reported missing by his family and later found dead at the abandoned and overgrown former Tee to Green golf facility on Amherst Street near Churchill Street.
In court, the suspect had also faced charges of criminal sexual act, however all other charges were dropped in accordance with a guilty plea in adult court, WIVB reported.
In April, Erie County Court Justice Sheila DiTullio ruled that Sanchez would stand trial as an adult due to the heinous nature of his crimes.
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