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Bridgeport Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Stamford Woman In Shooting

A Bridgeport teen pleaded guilty to murder and gun charges in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old Stamford mother in January, according to the Connecticut Post.
A Bridgeport teen pleaded guilty to murder and gun charges in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old Stamford mother in January, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport teen pleaded guilty on Thursday to shooting and killing a 26-year-old Stamford mother outside a restaurant in January, according to the Connecticut Post.

Sebastian "Bash" Serrano, 16, pleaded guilty to murder and carrying a pistol without a permit, and could face up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 12, the Connecticut Post reported.

The charges stem from the Jan. 7 shooting death of Elianna Cruz of Stamford. Cruz was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car at 1001 E. Main St. in Bridgeport when two men walked up and opened fire on the car, hitting Cruz in the head, according to police. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where she died four days later.

Related story: Woman dies of gunshot wound four days after being shot in Bridgeport

Police believed that Cruz was not the intended target in the shooting, and were able to identify Serrano as a suspect. He was arrested on a warrant about a week after Cruz died. The

The judge in the case indicated that he will impose the maximum sentence of 40 years under Serrano's plea bargain, but will allow Serrano's public defender to argue for a lesser sentence, according to the Connecticut Post.

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