Colin Jeffery Haynie, who goes by Jeffery, “did accept responsibility today and entered guilty pleas to all of his charges,” his attorney, Rudy J. Bautista, said in a statement to CNN.
Shortly after 6 p.m., the father, Colin Haynie, arrived home. The father told police that his son shot him in the leg and struck him on the head, but he was able to overpower the teen.
A neighbor called 911 and took the father and son to the hospital, Tooele County Attorney Scott Broadhead said when he announced the charges against Haynie. The teen confessed to the killings during the 911 call and was arrested at the hospital, he said.
“Jeffery has wanted to accept responsibility, and the delay was his lawyers’ doing, not his,” Bautista said, emphasizing Haynie’s age at the time of the killings.
“His attorneys worked with the Tooele County Attorney’s Office toward keeping Jeffery in the juvenile justice system where the programs and resources are specifically designed to address the development needs of juvenile offenders, including education, training, and mental health,” the attorney’s statement said.
“This case is as tragic as they get, for everyone involved, the family, extended family, neighbors and friends, church congregation, students and classmates, the entire town, county, and state communities,” Bautista said.
Haynie has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his sentencing is scheduled for December 7, Bautista said.
CNN’s Andy Rose contributed to this report.