Connecticut man pleads guilty to killing 16-year-old girl


A 27-year-old Connecticut man charged with shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl in a moving car has pleaded guilty.

The Republican American reports that Dominique Pittman, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty to murder in the December death of Evalyce Santiago.

Original Story: Man charged with killing teen girl found shot in crashed car in Waterbury

Under terms of a plea deal, he faces 35 years in prison at sentencing on Nov. 26.

Authorities say Pittman became angry when Santiago threatened to tell another woman about their relationship.

Related: Suspect in Waterbury teen’s murder held on $3M bond

Pittman told investigators that he and the girl struggled over the gun in the car and it went off. Police became suspicious because he kept changing his story. A gun was found in the car after it crashed into a utility pole and the porch of a home.

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Santiago was a student at Wilby High School in Waterbury.


Information from: Republican-American,

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