"GOOD AND BAD" - that's how Bernadette Lamberto describes how she feels.
"Good" in the sense that she is finally getting justice for the death of her son, but "bad" because his killer, her son's best friend, is likely to spend a few years behind bars.
"I still forgive him, and there will always be a place in my heart for him," Lamberto said. "But this is for my son: You picked up the gun, you turned around and you shot him."
Hector Echevarria, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter and a weapons violation in the death of William Hopkins, 19, court records show. A murder charge was dropped as part of Echevarria's plea.