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10-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

November 21, 1995

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ A 10-year-old boy about to go on trial on charges he shot his little sister to death pleaded guilty today to a reduced charge of manslaughter.

Brandon Roses had been scheduled for trial today before a judge on a willful murder charge in the death of his 5-year-old sister, Charolette.

Under the settlement, the boy will be sentenced later.

The shooting occurred June 23 when Brandon was babysitting Charolette and his 6-year-old brother in their home in Mulino, 20 miles south of Portland.

Brandon became upset when his younger sister refused to go to her room, according to a state caseworker.

Brandon, 9 years old at the time, was the second-youngest Oregon child to be accused of willful murder.

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