ADAMS COUNTY - A 43-year-old man has admitted killing two Adams County teens. He told investigators that it was in self defense.
William "Billy" Otto faces murder charges. He told police the teens were trying to extort money from him.
According to court documents, Otto's house on High street in Adams County was a party house. Witnesses told police Otto bought booze for minors.
One of the victims, Gustavo "Danny" Espinosa-Gamboa, has Facebook photos of him partying inside the home.
Dyvante Furley, 18, said he's spent the night here as well.
"My cousin lived with him. We'd just go down and visit my cousin, hang out with Billy, watch TV, play video games, party sometimes," Furley said.
"Billy didn't want us getting in trouble, somewhere where there's not going to be cops showing up," he said. "So he was always [saying] we're going to keep a minimum amount of people, and if you guys are going to get drunk, you guys are going to stay here."
Otto is in the Adams County jail facing murder charges.
He told police he did shoot Jonathan Gonzalez and Espinosa-Gamboa, both 16. However, he claims he shot them only after Gonzalez held a large butcher knife toward him.
"I think the only way Billy would've done something would be in self-defense, or someone trying to rob him," Furley told 9NEWS.
The teens took video of Otto inappropriately touching Gustavo-Espinosa, and asking him if he could perform a sexual act on Gustavo-Espinosa, according to police records. The records indicate the teens tried to get money from Otto in exchange for silence.
"I've been at Billy's house. I've stayed at Billy's house. He's never touched me inappropriately. He's never asked me to do anything inappropriate," Furley said,
The victims' families don't want to talk to the media right now. Otto declined a jailhouse interview. He's due in court later this week.
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