Man pleads guilty to Raleigh murder

Anthony Villaroel (Image courtesy Raleigh Police Department)

January 22, 2013 12:44:24 PM PST
Anthony Villaroel pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering his girlfriend, 23-year-old Nancy Pedraza.

It happened last summer in the 4900 block of Hollenden Drive in a condominium complex parking lot just off New Hope Church Road.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from a domestic situation.

Villaroel pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 39 years in prison.

Pedraza was shot Apr. 27, 2012 and later died from her injuries.

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