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One of two teenagers charged with the double-murder of two Dartmouth College professors will reportedly plead guilty to a lesser charge this Friday in exchange for a reduced sentence.

A deal between James Parker, 17, and the New Hampshire Attorney General Philip McLaughlin was announced on Monday. The agreement needs a judge's approval.

"On Friday, we will go to Court with Jimmy Parker who will waive indictment and plead guilty to one count of accomplice to the second degree murder of Susanne Zantop," said Cathy Green, Parker's attorney, in a statement.

Accomplice to second-degree murder carries the sentence of life in prison.

In New Hampshire, first-degree murder can carry the death penalty, but the state has not executed anyone since 1976.

Parker and his friend, Robert Tulloch, 18, were both originally charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 27 stabbing deaths of Zantop and her husband, Half, in their Hanover, N.H. home.

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