By The Associated Press
TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the shooting death of a high school student during a party.
Nathan Derickson, who was 19 at the time of the shooting of 17-year-old William Garett Sands last March 28, agreed to a plea deal Tuesday that caps his sentence at 10 years. He's due to be sentenced on April 26.
Derickson also admitted to using a firearm in the commission of a felony that resulted in death.
An autopsy showed Sands died from a shot to the head. Officers found the Terre Haute South Vigo High School student dead at a Terre Haute home where minors were drinking alcohol during a party.
Police said Derickson was playing with a gun when it discharged.
Derickson remains on home detention.