Tennant changes plea to guilty for manslaughter

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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Keagan Tennant pleaded guilty on four of his charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves last summer.

Tennant, 17, changed his plea in front of a Latah County district court judge Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded guilty for the charges of involuntary manslaughter, principal to destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence and principal to robbery, according to court documents.

He also changed his plea from not guilty to guilty by way of an Alford plea on a count of aggravated assault, which means Tennant is not admitting guilt but acknowledges the state has enough evidence to satisfy their burden of proof.

The plea agreement will allow Tennant to serve the sentences concurrently, assuming the judge accepts the plea deal. All four charges are felonies in Idaho. In total, Tennant could face up to 40 years plus life for the charges, and up to $75,000 or more in fines, according to Idaho law.

Tennant’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 20.