Pa. man pleads in 2008 Halloween shooting

August 28, 2012 3:29:16 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania man could face up to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a man who confronted him over helping an ex-girlfriend move on Halloween 2008.

Twenty-six-year-old Ruben Rivera pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder in the shooting death of Armando Ramos. Rivera told a Lehigh County judge he shot Ramos on an Allentown street after Ramos confronted him over "standing with" his former girlfriend.

Ramos' ex-girlfriend told the court Rivera and another man were helping her move before the argument broke out.

Rivera told the court he pulled a gun after Ramos attacked him. Police say Ramos tripped while fleeing and Rivera shot him six times in the head, chest and arm.

Trick-or-treaters were in the area when the shooting happened.

Sentencing is scheduled for October.


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