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Plea agreement accepted in Stoneman case

Eric Stoneman this morning pleaded guilty to killing 9-year-old Taylor DeMarco of Battlement Mesa on July 20, and was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

Judge Peter Craven approved a plea agreement that called for Stoneman, 14, to plead guilty to felony reckless manslaughter, felony menacing with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Stoneman was originally charged as an adult with first-degree murder charges.



Stoneman had no comment about his crimes as he was convicted. He will serve two consecutive two-year sentences in a state Division of Youth Services facility for his resisting arrest and menacing charges. Once he turns 18, Stoneman will be transferred to a Department of Corrections prison, where he will serve an additional six years. He will be eligible for parole on his 22nd birthday.

See tomorrow’s Post Independent for more details about the Stoneman’s plea bargain and sentencing.


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