Edwin Carrero sentenced for murder of girlfriend in Pottstown

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Published: Jun 24 2013 02:06:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 06:09:08 PM EDT
Pottstown homicide - Edwin Carrero
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -

A man who admitted to killing his girlfriend in Pottstown will be spending decades behind bars.

Edwin Carrero was sentenced Monday to a total of 23 to 46 years in state prison, including concurrent sentences of one to two years for a probation violation and theft.

Carrero pleaded guilty to third degree murder in February, a year after he strangled Alicia Schmidt inside her home in the 400 block of Cherry Street.

Carrero then called his ex-wife and admitted to choking Schmidt while Schmidt's two children were upstairs. The children weren't hurt.

Carrero was arrested in Florida a few days after the homicide and returned to Pennsylvania.