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​Richard Monroe pleads guilty to drug trafficking and firearms charges


WITH WHAT HAPPENED AT A HEARING
FOR RICHARD MONORE TODAY. JENNIFER: RICHARD MONROE PLEADED
GUILTY TO FEDERAL FIREARMS AND
DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES. THAT WAS ALL IN EXCHANGE FOR THE
PLEA AND A GUARANTEED 25 YEARS
IN PRISON. THE STATE PROSECUTORS AGREED TO
NOT PRESS CHARGES FOR DEOLIVERAS
MURDER. MONROE ADMITTED TO
DISTRIBUTING 500 GRAMS OR MORE
OF COCAINE AND KNOWINGLY USING A
FIREARM IN CONNECTION TO A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME. IN DISTRICT COURT TODAY IN
RUTLAND THE PROSECUTION OUTLINED
, HOW MONROE AND DEOLIVERA
WORKED TOGETHER TO SELL COCAINE
IN THE BURLINGTON REGION. THEY ALSO SAID MONROE SHOT
DEOLIVERA BACK IN 2015 ON GREENE
STREET IN BURLINGTON, OVER A
DRUG DEBT.>>THE PLEA AGREEMENT CALLS FOR
A PLEA TO COUNTS ONE AND TWO AND
THE PARTIES HAVE AGREED TO A 2
-YEAR SENTENCE. MR. MONROE CONSIDERS THAT TO BE
A FAIR PLEA AGREEMENT. AND IS
HOPEFUL THAT HE WILL BE
SENTENCED ACCORDING TO ITS
TERMS. JENNIFER: DEOLIVERA’S FAMILY WAS
IN COURT AND WERE VISIBLY SHAKEN
BY THE PROCEEDINGS. MONROE WILL BE SENTENCED IN
AUGUST. LIVE IN BURLINGTON,
JENNIFER SHEAHEN. NBC 5 NEWS

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