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Teen pleads guilty for role in delivery driver killing

November 7, 2018

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty for her role in the fatal shooting of a food delivery person when she was 16.

The Republican American reports that Niyomi Schofield, now 18, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with the August 2016 death of 59-year-old Helena Vargas.

Prosecutors say Schofield, who was charged as an adult, and three other teens placed an order with the Golden Wok restaurant in Waterbury intending to rob the delivery driver.

A male delivery person was assaulted and robbed while Vargas was shot in the neck.

Schofield faces up to 12 years in prison at sentencing.

Her lawyer said his client never intended for Vargas to be killed.

The male shooter was previously sentenced to 45 years in prison.


Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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