South Texas teen gets 20 years for killing man

March 20, 2012 7:15:37 AM PDT
A South Texas youth who pleaded guilty to killing a man by stabbing him more than 100 times faces up to 20 years in prison.

Attorneys on Monday announced the plea agreement for 16-year-old Seth Yates of San Antonio, who was certified to stand trial as an adult.

Yates, who originally said he was fighting off a molester, pleaded guilty to murder.

Yates had claimed self-defense in last April's fatal stabbing of 59-year-old George Izer. Investigators located Yates by following a trail of blood from the victim's apartment to the teen's nearby home.

Prosecutors say video surveillance from a gas station showed Yates and Izer meeting and the teen appeared to willingly leave with the man.