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.
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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