Son of slain jeweler pleads guilty, sentenced to 35 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of a slain Texas jeweler was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after admitting he hired someone to kill his father.

Nicolas Patrick Shaughnessy, 22, entered a guilty plea to a murder charge during a virtual court hearing. His attorneys in a statement said he accepts full responsibility for his role in his father's death, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Shaughnessy’s family members said in a statement that they were unsatisfied with the plea agreement.

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