4th man convicted in deadly 2012 home invasion in Sharon
Aug. 17, 2018
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who acknowledged being the shooter in a botched home invasion six years ago that led to the death of a resident faces more than a century of prison time.
The Republican-American reports that Michael Calabrese pleaded guy Thursday to murder, home invasion, and first-degree robbery in the August 2012 death of Luke Vitalis.
Prosecutors say Calabrese was one of two masked men who forced their way in Vitalis' Sharon home looking for $25,000 they believed the known marijuana dealer had.
A tattoo on Calabrese's neck matched the description of the shooter's tattoo spotted by the victim's mother. Prosecutors say he confessed to the shooting in jailhouse conversations with other inmates.
Four men have been convicted in the case.
Calabrese faces 105 years at sentencing Nov. 2.
Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com