Man pleads guilty in ambush, killing of food delivery person

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut man faces 45 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a food delivery person last year.

The Republican-American reports that under a plea deal, 21-year-old Anthony Wright, of Waterbury pleaded guilty Thursday to felony murder in the August 2016 death of 59-year-old Helena Vargas. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 1.Related: 4 teenagers arrested in Waterbury homicide

Authorities say Wright, a teenage boy and two teenage girls participated. They say one of the girls placed an order with the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant in Waterbury, and when Vargas and a man arrived to deliver it, Wright and the boy ambushed them.

The male delivery person was assaulted and robbed of $150, a cellphone and the food. Vargas was shot in the neck when she struggled with the suspects.Related: Waterbury clerk fired after handling 911 murder call

The other defendants await trial.

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