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Teen Pleads Guilty To Champaign County School Shootings

The Champaign County teen accused of shooting two students at West Liberty High School last year has changed his mind about a trial and pleaded guilty.  

18-year-old Ely Serna was convicted Friday of attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic. Serna faces up to 23 and a half years in prison at sentencing on May 2. Serna had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Defense attorney Dennis Lieberman says Serna didn't want to put the victims, their families and the school through a trial. Lieberman says Serna's severe mental illness contributed to the shooting.

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