Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Death of Grandfather

A New Castle County man is facing at least 17 years in prison after pleading guilty in the killing of his grandfather.

Twenty-year-old Shawn Hagerty pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony in the death of 69-year-old James Steppi.

Authorities say Steppi's daughter found him lying in a pool of blood inside his home last March.

Investigators said Hagerty was the last person seen leaving Steppi's home, driving his grandfather's car. 

Officers in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, later spotted the car and took Hagerty into custody.

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