Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in house party shooting

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 17:40:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A teenager pleaded guilty to killing a woman at a Grand Rapids house party in March.

Cleo Nelson, 16, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter Wednesday afternoon. He was originally charged with open murder in connection to the shooting death of 18-year-old Kiara Carter.

Kiara Carter, undated courtesy photo.

Carter died from a gunshot wound to the head while at a house party at a home on Kalamazoo Avenue SE near Franklin Street March 20.  Her family told FOX 17 she was the mother to a one-year-old girl.