LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — An 18-year-old Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, man has pleaded guilty in the fatal December shooting of a high school student.

Authorities said Kyle Daniel Welcher has entered an open guilty plea to reckless homicide, and three counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Lawrenceburg police investigator Lt. Brent Hunter said sentencing will be Sept. 21.

Hunter said Welcher was arrested on Dec.12 and charged with the murder of Holley Ann Cullum, a student at Lawrence County High School.

Detectives said the shooting occurred around 8 p.m. at a residence in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Lawrenceburg.

Hunter said officers were sent to the residence on a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Collum with a single gunshot wound.

Welcher faces a penalty of two to four years in prison on the charge of reckless homicide, and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon is punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $3,000.

tom.smith@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5757. Twitter @TD_TomSmith.

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