Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in house party shooting

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Cleo Nelson at his arraignment.

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.


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