Rosco Brackett Teen Killer Murders Stepfather In Utah

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Rosco Brackett was a week away from turning seventeen when he fatally shot his stepfather. According to court documents Rosco Brackett and the victim were involved in an argument about school when Rosco grabbed a gun and fatally shot the victim. This teen killer would plead guilty to the murder and would be sentenced to life in prison

Rosco Brackett 2020 Information

  • Offender Number: 221552
  • DOB: Tue, 19 Sep 1995
  • Height: 6 Feet Inches
  • Weight: 134
  • Sex: M
  • Housing Facility: CUCF BOULDER
  • Parole Date: N/A
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A teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and felony discharge of a firearm in the September 2012 shooting death of his stepfather in West Valley City.Rosco Brackett was a week short of his 17th birthday when he killed 52-year-old James George in the home where they lived with the teen’s mother.Brackett is accused of killing George during a fight about school. Family members of the victim testified that the two had a strained relationship.The{}Salt Lake Tribune reports the 19-year-old Brackett is scheduled to be sentenced May 15.Prosecutors say the family kept more than 18 firearms in the home, and Brackett went for a gun in the living room when he saw his stepfather turn toward the bedroom, where other guns were stored

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A 16-year-old West Valley boy was charged as an adult Tuesday with murdering his stepfather.

Rosco Dewayne Brackett, who turns 17 on Wednesday, was charged in 3rd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony; obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and illegal discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony.

On Sept. 13, Brackett got into an argument with his stepfather, James Michael George, 52, at their house at 6800 W. 3700 South. Brackett walked away from the argument to get a handgun in the front room and fired a shot at George, missing him, according to the charges.

“(Brackett) then fired another shot which hit George in the head. After George fell to the floor, (Brackett) shot George repeatedly,” the charges state.

Prosecutors say Brackett then hid the handgun and threw away his shirt.

Brackett’s mother, Gina George, immediately called for police and an ambulance after the shooting, said West Valley Police Sgt. Mike Powell.

George died two days later at a hospital.

Brackett was originally booked into juvenile detention but prosecutors decided to charge him as an adult. Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million.

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