- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven man charged in connection with a fatal shooting in the city three years ago has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that calls for a 20-year prison sentence.

A lawyer for 23-year-old John Claudio - who was originally charged with murder in the September 2012 death of Joseph Mirvil - tells The New Haven Register (https://bit.ly/1igSsGj ) says his client has instead pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 24.

A second defendant in the shooting, 21-year-old Xavier Yancey reached a deal and pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Mirvil was shot in the front vestibule of an apartment in the Malcolm Court section of the Church Street South complex.


Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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