Evan Castellanos’ guilty plea to attempted homicide comes with a sentencing agreement for 16 to 35 years in prison.
An Upper Macungie Township man admitted Friday he attempted to kill a Bethlehem man, shooting him through the chest.
Evan Castellanos, 19, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted homicide, according to Northampton County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Lewis.
The plea bargain includes an agreed-to sentence of 16 to 35 years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 4 in front of Judge Stephen Baratta.
Castellanos and his girlfriend, Leah Cadwallader, lured Anthony Berliner out of his apartment on June 15, 2014, in the 600 block of Atlantic Street on Bethlehem’s South Side. Then Castellanos shot him once in the chest.
Castellanos and Cadwallader told police they were in New York at the time of the shooting, but a drug dealing associate of Castellanos testified Cadwallader and Castellanos gave him a ride from Kutztown to Bethlehem.
Video surveillance has Cadwallader’s car in the Lehigh Valley when she claimed to be in New York, according to court records.
A grand jury recommended indicting the couple in November 2015. Castellanos was extradited to Northampton County from a Florida prison, where he was in on drug charges.
Cadwallader, 19, of Lenhartsville in Berks County, Pa., has charges of conspiracy to commit attempted homicide and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault pending against her.