Prosecutors said the 15-year-old boy was remorseful Thursday and took responsibility for his actions.
According to the Aspen Daily News, the boy told police he had a dispute with the intended victim over drug dealing and a girl.
The plot was discovered when an adult found a diagram of the assault plan and contacted police. Another youth told the Basalt Police Department about the kidnapping plot.
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