A Barren County teenager accused of shooting his father to death entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Barren Circuit Court.
Jared Upton, 18, of Smiths Grove, pleaded guilty to murder (domestic violence) and tampering with physical evidence.
Upton allegedly shot his father, John Upton, with a 12-gauge shotgun multiple times at his home on Old Bowling Green Road on Oct. 31, 2008. He was indicted by a Barren County grand jury on Dec. 19, 2008, for murder and tampering with physical evidence.
A sentence of 20 years for the murder charge and five years for the tampering with physical evidence charge was recommended. Final sentencing is set for Feb. 1, 2010.