- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a West Haven gang member has pleaded guilty in a plea deal to robbery and gun charges stemming from a 2011 drug deal slaying.

Trevor Murphy pleaded guilty last week.

Authorities say the 28-year-old Murphy was a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brims gang, a sect of the Bloods street gang, which operated in New Haven from 2011 to 2015.

Court documents and statements indicate Murphy arranged to buy ecstasy from Joseph Zargo in a plot to rob him of drugs and cash.

The men met in December 2011. Murphy took the pills and then fatally shot Zargo in the chest.

Murphy has agreed to a 30-year prison term. His sentence must still be accepted by the court.


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