Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It was an emotional scene in the Otsego County Court Room today as 17 Anthony Pacherille entered his plea before a judge.
He pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.
He confessed to chasing a fellow teen into the Cooperstown Police station and shooting him with a rifle.
He admitted to targeting this particular person because of his skin color.
This could put him behind bars for 11 years.
Pacherille's father says he wishes the case would have gone to trial.
"Given his age, and given the extenuating circumstances surrounding the event of April 2, 2010, the judge does have the ability to give him youthful offender status, so I hope the judge will consider doing that, and if he doesn't, that can be appealed to the next higher court," said Anthony Pacherille's father.
Pacherille awaits his sentencing on July, 22.
As part of today's plea bargain, he is not being charged with a hate crime.