Trio pleads guilty in fatal 2017 shooting at East Stroudsburg University

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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It was a day of reckoning for three people involved in the murder of a pizza delivery man in Monroe County.

Israel Berrios, Carolina Carmona, and her brother, Salvador Roberts Jr. are headed to prison.

Four years ago, a man was delivering pizzas to make some extra money before Christmas. One night, while delivering an order, he was shot in the face and robbed. He was set up. Thursday, three people pleaded guilty to this senseless crime in Monroe County court.

In December 2017, 17-year-old Berrios, his 30-year-old girlfriend Carmona and Roberts Jr. lured an unsuspecting pizza delivery driver on to East Stroudsburg University’s campus where they shot him, took the money and left him for dead.

“We would have never suspected something like this,” Richard Labar’s wife, Roxann said.

The three of them called in a fake pizza order to the ROTC building. The delivery driver was 58-year-old Richard Labar. A hardworking and loving husband and father, he had recently taken the job at Domino’s to make ends meet.

When Labar showed up, they shot him and took off. Police found Labar on the ground with a gunshot wound to the face. He died in the hospital. Roxann spoke with Eyewitness News a few days later.

“He was just a good person and they took him away from us. And he didn’t deserve that, in no way did he deserve what he got,” Roxann said.

Berrios and Carmona conspired to set up Labar and rob him. Roberts drove the getaway car and Berrios pulled the trigger.
Berrios was responsible for a string of other robberies in the area before shooting Labar.

Thursday, all three of them pleaded guilty.

Berrios entered a guilty plea to murder in the second degree. Since he was a minor at the time of the shooting he is not facing a life sentence, but is facing a minimum of 50 years in prison on top of the approximately 10 years he is already serving on other charges.

Carmona and Roberts pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and robbery. They each face a maximum possible sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison.

The defendants will be sentenced in early December.

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