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Teens Admit To Killing SF Man During Botched Robbery

August 19, 2014, 5:55 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Teens Admit To Killing SF Man During Botched Robbery
Trevor Kruthoff | Brian Anderson


Two Watertown teens admit they broke into a northwest Sioux Falls home in December, shot and killed 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau.

Brian Anderson, 19, and 18-year-old Trevor Kruthoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the attempted robbery.

Anderson and Kruthoff say Anderson brought a nine millimeter handgun to Jordan LeBeau's Sioux Falls home in December intending to rob the 20-year-old. Instead Kruthoff ended up shooting LeBeau and his father, Jason LeBeau. Jordan died and Jason was hurt.

Anderson and Kruthoff didn't say much in court as they entered their guilty pleas but Anderson did say that he didn't expect Jordan's dad to walk in on the crime.

"Jason came home and I didn't know what to do. We were scared and I yelled, 'Shoot him',” Anderson said in court Tuesday.

After Anderson yelled, Kruthoff admits he was the one who pulled the trigger.

The guilty pleas come a month after Kevin Rice pleaded guilty for his role in LeBeau's death. He admitted to giving the teens the handgun and said he planned to testify against both men.

Previous Story: Dell Rapids Man Says He Provided Gun That Killed LeBeau

Police say Anderson and Kruthoff drove from Watertown to Sioux Falls to rob LeBeau after being recruited to carry out the robbery by Rice and LeBeau's other drug-dealing friends.

Anderson and Kruthoff could both face a maximum of life in prison with Tuesday's plea agreement, and they do have the possibility of parole.

A sentencing date has not been set for Anderson.

Kruthoff is scheduled to be sentenced on December 2, exactly a year after the crime.

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