A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday in the shooting death of a man who had dreamed of becoming a counselor for at-risk kids.
Christopher Bravo, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence, according to Fayette Circuit Court documents.
Bravo was charged with murder last December after the fatal shooting of Andres Soto Jr., 20, as he stood outside on Oxford Circle in Lexington. Soto had dreamed of becoming a counselor to help youth who are at risk and prone to violence.
Bravo’s plea was entered the day his jury trial was scheduled to begin, according to court dockets.
A sentence of 10 years for second-degree manslaughter and one year for tampering with evidence was recommended, according to the Fayette County commonwealth’s attorney’s Office. Bravo is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 2.