A Parker teen responsible for the 2nd degree murder of Jacob Hendershot pleads guilty in court on Friday.
18-year-old William Chase stood before a Bay County judge as Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford presented the prosecution's case. Basford says chase threatened, attacked and strangled the victim.
Attorneys for the case were ready to go to court on Monday, but a turn of events allowed them to enter a plea. Chase will be sentenced on August 27th and can face anywhere from 25 to 30 years in prison.
Hendershot mother, Nancy Robinson sat through the testimonies and hearings of the five people involved with the death of her son and says justice has been served. "He was a gift of God and those people took my gift from God and they've got to stand up in front of God too." Robinson says.
Last July, Hendershot went missing in Parker near the Dupont Bridge. Area wide, people searched for the missing boy. A month later he was found, after police obtained information of his where abouts.
Police say Jacob was killed and thrown into a metal enclosure by 26-year-old Joel Millsap and 18-year-old William Chase.