Conn. teen pleads guilty in fatal shooting

March 20, 2010 1:41:10 PM PDT
A teenage boy faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a man to death after an argument in a Bridgeport grocery store. Christian Ordonez pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Friday in Superior Court, just before his trial was about to begin.

The 16-year-old Ordonez is scheduled to be sentenced May 21.

Ordonez is accused of killing 24-year-old Orlando Pizzaro last April in El Remolino grocery store.

Police said Pizzaro and Ordonez, then 15, exchanged words. They said Pizzaro pushed Ordonez in the face, then Ordonez pulled out a gun and shot Pizzaro twice before a friend of Pizzaro's knocked the gun to the floor.


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