Denton Co. teen pleads guilty to negligent homicide

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DENTON, TX -- The teenager indicted in the accidental fatal shooting of his 18-year-old friend in Montague County pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

Monday morning 17-year-old Michael Bryce Underwood was sentenced to five years probation.

He was indicted in October, about six weeks after Denton Guyer student-athlete Nate Maki was shot and killed.

The two were camping in a rural area of Montague County about three miles south of Bowie .

Montague County authorities always classified the shooting as accidental.

Maki was a well-liked senior at Denton Guyer High School who played fullback for the state championship-winning football team.