wa–murder plea

16-year-old plead guilty to second-degree murder charge

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty as an adult to second-degree murder.The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Cristian Alexander Quijas was 15 when he shot and killed 16-year-old Angel Estrada in Burlington, Washington, on March 30, 2017.According to state law, 16- or 17-year-olds charged with qualifying violent offenses, including murder, are automatically charged as adults.