(WHAS11) – A teenager charged with killing a Utah soccer referee over a call has pleaded guilty to a charge of homicide by assault.
The plea deal was hashed out Monday morning between the teen’s attorneys and prosecutors.
Under the deal, prosecutors agreed to keep the case in juvenile court.
The judge sentenced the 17-year-old to juvenile facility until he turns 21.
Police say the teenager punched the 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo once in the head on April 27 after the referee called a foul on him.
Portillo died after a weeklong coma leaving behind three daughters.