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Montgomery Co. teens to be sentenced for gunning down classmates
AMSTERDAM -- They admitted to killing two teens whose bodies were discovered in the Town of Florida back in 2012. Today, Matthew Phelps, 16, and Anthony Brasmeister, 17, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Montgomery County Court for the shooting deaths of 13-year-old Jonathan Dejesus and 16-year-old Paul Damphier, both of Amsterdam.
The boys were found in a field near Phelps' parents home on Snooks Corners Road in July 2012.
Phelps, who investigators believe was the triggerman, took a plea deal to testify against against Brasmeister and plead guilty to two counts of second degree murder.
About a week after Phelps stuck the deal, Brasmeister decided not to go to trial and also pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder.
Phelps faces 15 years to life on both counts. Brasmeister could get 25 years to life on both counts.
Both teens have been incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail since their arrest.