Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Accused Pleads Guilty to Murder of Winnipeg Teen, 17, Found in Garbage Bin

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Accused Pleads Guilty to Murder of Winnipeg Teen, 17, Found in Garbage Bin

Article excerpt

Guilty plea in murder of teen found in garbage bin

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WINNIPEG - A man has admitted he killed a Winnipeg teenager whose body was found stuffed in a garbage bin a few days after he disappeared.

Nicholas Bell-Wright has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Cooper Nemeth.

The teen was last seen leaving a house party for his hockey team on Feb. 14, 2016.

Investigators said at the time that they believed Cooper was killed somewhere else and his body moved to the bin on private property -- not far from where the party was held.

Police also said they did not think there was any gang involvement, but that the killing was drug-related.

A pre-sentencing report for Bell-Wright is set for Jan. 15.

Second-degree murder comes with a minimum life sentence of 10 years in prison. …

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