GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Two teenagers charged in the brutal deadly beating of a 16-year-old boy have agreed to a plea deal that makes them eligible for less than life in prison.
In Kent County Circuit Court Monday, Quentin Schafer and Carlos Delgado pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the March 18 killing of Michael White.
Authorities say the teenagers stabbed, beat and left White to die in a secluded Wyoming park near 36th Street and Clyde Park Avenue where he had gone with a friend to smoke marijuana and sell a belt, according to earlier
White’s body was discovered by a dog walker the next day.
Delgado confessed to stabbing White five times before the blade broke off; He then began hitting the victim, according to a detective’s testimony.
The beating continued using a skateboard to strike the teen, then stomping him, the detective said.
Then Delgado allegedly told police what White finally said to his attacker: “Just stop, just leave me, just leave me here to die.”
Schafer is accused of assisting in the crime.
Both teenagers are expected back in court for sentencing on Sept. 7.