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New details emerge in shooting death of pizza delivery driver

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The three people charged with making a fake pizza call in order to hold up a pizza delivery driver are headed to trial.

The hearing for Israel Berrios, Carolina Carmona, and Salvador Roberts lasted hours and none had anything to say as they were led in and out of the courtroom.

Investigators say it was 30-year-old Carolina Carmona who called Domino's Pizza on Dec. 11, placed an order for a pepperoni pizza and cinnamon sticks, and spoke to Richard Labar on the phone.

Investigators testified Carmona had second thoughts when Labar arrived at the East Stroudsburg University ROTC building in the middle of the night to drop the order off.

She allegedly told 58-year-old Labar he had the wrong house, but according to investigators, at that moment her boyfriend, 17-year-old Israel Berrios jumped out from behind a bush with a shotgun and pulled the trigger moments later.

Labar died at a local hospital the next day.

Prosecutors called several witnesses and laid out evidence against the three, police say they found a shell casing at the scene and Carmona even had pizza on her shoe.

The family of Richard Labar says it was difficult to hear testimony in the courtroom, but they want justice.

"We can't believe it and it's hard for us right now. So we're just trying to take it one day at a time," said wife, Roxann Labar.

Prosecutors even said the father of Salvador Roberts worked at the same Domino's pizza, was also a delivery driver, and was even robbed prior to this crime.

Robert Sourman is the attorney for Roberts and says hearing this evidence makes the case more unfortunate and tragic.

Sourman also says he is looking at all evidence related to his client.

"We're going to be looking very closely at what happened here. My client in the evidence was the driver, he wasn't in on the planning didn't know ahead of time what was going to happen," added Sourman.

All charges for each suspect were bound over for trial, but no trial date has been set.
 


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