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Man pleads guilty to 2017 deadly shooting in West Springfield

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The man accused of fatally shooting a Holyoke teen in April 2017 is now pleading guilty.

James Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney's office, said that Robert Santiago pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court to charges of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of possession of a firearm with a prior violent or drug crime.

Last year, Santiago pleaded not guilty to shooting 18-year-old Delilah Santiago.

Police said that Santiago fatally shot the 18-year-old in West Springfield and then tried to flee to Puerto Rico. 

The district attorneys office said that while Roberto and Delilah have the same last name, they are not related, but knew one another. 

Both prosecutors and the defense agreed on a sentence for Santiago of five to seven years on the involuntary manslaughter charge and two three-year sentences on the firearm charges, to be served concurrently at MCI-Cedar Junction.

A sentencing hearing has been set for June 14.

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