- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

SHENANDOAH, Pa. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty in the beating death of another man in eastern Pennsylvania two years ago and has agreed to testify against his co-defendant.

The (Pottsville) Republican-Herald (https://bit.ly/1Ren7ks ) reports that 22-year-old Oliver Trizarri of Reading pleaded guilty Friday in Schuylkill County Court to third-degree murder and conspiracy.

Prosecutors withdrew a count of first-degree murder along with criminal homicide, robbery aggravated assault and theft charges.

Under terms of a plea agreement, Trizarri is to serve 15 to 30 years in prison. Assistant Public Defender Michael O’Pake called the deal “more than fair and reasonable under the circumstances.”

Prosecutors accused Trizarri and 17-year-old Stanley Kralik of luring Corey Samuels into the woods in Coaldale in January 2014 and killing him. Kralik, now 18, will be tried as an adult.

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Information from: Pottsville Republican and Herald, https://www.republicanherald.com


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