North Texas man pleads guilty to killing 3-year-old stepson

The 18-year-old man Clay County man accused of fatally shooting his 3-year-old stepson in the head to keep him from jumping on a bed in May pleaded guilty Thursday.

As reported by the San Antonio Express News, 18-year-old George Coty Wayman was sentenced to life in prison for the capital murder of a person under 10 years old.

Wayman was with the 3-year-old the day before his arrest in the family’s trailer. Witnesses told authorities Dominic was jumping on a bed inside when Waylan pointed a gun at the toddler to stop him.

The 3-year-old died at a local┬áhospital the day of Waylan’s arrest.