SALEM, Ore. — An Illinois man who authorities say was involved in a robbery of a Salem home where a man was fatally shot has pleaded guilty.

The Statesman Journal reports 22-year-old Eloy Carrera pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder with a firearm, two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Authorities say Carrera and an accomplice killed 44-year-old Brett White after entering his home and demanding marijuana in August 2016.

Marion County prosecutors reached a plea deal with Carrera where they agreed to drop seven other charges against him in exchange for the guilty pleas.

Prosecutors are expected to recommend a life sentence in prison with parole possible after 25 years.

Carrera is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

Information from: Statesman Journal,

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.