With responses barely audible, Darrick W. Spore, 34, North Long Drive, Syracuse, changed his plea in the June 2014 death of his son Skyler, 12. Charged with neglect of a dependent, a class A felony and reckless homicide, a class C felony, Spore plead guilty to reckless homicide.
Skyler Spore was tragically found deceased inside the family residence on June 28, in their home at 202 W. Washington St., Syracuse. (See Parents Charged In Boy’s Death)
Spore appeared in Kosciusko County Circuit Court this morning. Judge Michael Reed took the plea agreement under advisement. Further action on the plea agreement — a possible acceptance and sentencing — will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26.
Family members appeared in court with Spore, along with Candy Chamness, co-defendant and mother of their 12-year-old son, Skyler.
Chamness will receive the decision on her plea agreement and potential sentencing at 8:30 a.m. that same day. She was also present in the court room.
Identical to Chamness’ agreement, Spore has plead guilty to reckless homicide, a class C felony, with the charge of neglect of a dependent, a class A felony, being dismissed. The agreement also calls for the initial execute sentence will not exceed four years and any other sentence imposed will be suspended and served on probation.
The charge of reckless homicide carries a potential sentence of between two years to eight years.