- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man, his daughter and his friend have been sentenced for the fatal shooting of the daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

A Broward County judge on Friday sentenced Michael Bilotti and John Pacchiana to life in prison. The South Florida Sun Sentinel (https://goo.gl/5JTsxF ) reports that they were both previously convicted of first-degree murder. Bilotti’s daughter, who was 17 at the time of the killing, received 30 years in prison for her second-degree murder conviction.

Authorities say the daughter told her parents in July 2005 that 18-year-old Richard Rojas had raped her. The daughter lured Rojas to their Davie home, and Pacchiana shot him.

The daughter testified that she didn’t know inviting Rojas over would lead to his death. Bilotti said he didn’t know Pacchiana was going to shoot the teen, and Pacchiana said he only fired when Rojas attacked him.


Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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