HILLSBOROUGH (WTVD) -- A Chapel Hill teen charged with killing both his parents has pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder.
Adam Sapikowski was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his parents, Allison and James Sapikowski, in April 2005.
Police said their bodies had been in the house for weeks before they were discovered wrapped in blankets behind a barricaded door. Police also said both had been shot several times at close range with a .410-caliber shotgun.
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On the weekend of their deaths, police said Adam Sapikowski had a party at the house after attending his junior prom at Durham Academy. He then checked into a Durham motel, where he stayed occasionally for two weeks until relatives asked police to check the house.
Friday the 19-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder and one count of felony obstruction of justice. Sapikowski agreed to second degree murder in exchange for a reduced sentence.
He faces a maximum of 24 years and six months for his father's death and 25 years and six months for his mother's death. The Orange County judge will deliver the sentence for killing his parents next week.
The same judge handed down a suspended sentence for the felony obstruction of justice charge Friday.