Raleigh dad charged killing of 2-year-old son pleads guilty to murder

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A father pleaded guilty Friday in Wake County court to the 2014 murder of his 2-year-old son.

Steven Blue made a plea agreement with the prosecution, trading a lesser charge for testimony against the mother of Tristan Blue.

Blue pleaded guilty to four charges related to the death of his son.

Blue will serve a minimum of 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, secretly disposing of a child that died from unusual causes, conspiring to dispose of a child’s body, and felony obstruction of justice.

Blue will also be required to testify in any case relating to the death of his son, including that of the boy’s mother, Briana Dangerfield.

The father admitted to investigators that he killed his son after he woke him up and would not go back to sleep. He also said he disposed of his son’s body in Beaver Dam Lake in Wake County.

The boy’s body was found Dec. 26, 2014.

Prosecutors said today that Dangerfield will not admit to any knowledge of the murder. She is charged with acting as an accessory, altering and destroying evidence, and attempting to conceal the death of her son.

Blue’s next court date has not yet been set. He will receive 800 days credit to his sentence for time served while awaiting a trial.

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