Rather than facing the prospect of death at the hands of the state, a woman charged with four counts of murder pled guilty last week and was sentenced to two-and-a-half decades behind bars.
Authorities say Dora Delgado, along with co-defendant Christopher Lee Duncan, together murdered three individuals and wounded a fourth at a residence in Moon Lake in what they say was an argument over illegal drugs. Delgado’s participation allegedly involved cornering a victim in the bathroom and shooting her, leaving, then returning and shooting an already-deceased victim a second time.
Though Delgado initially pled not guilty, the prospect of a trial meant the possibility of a death sentence. Rather than run the risk of such a sentence, Delgado changed her plea last week. As a result, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder, and a concurrent 25 years for second-degree murder.
Delgado’s co-defendant Duncan, who was represented by Bjorn Brunvand, pled guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of solicitation to commit murder, and a single count of attempted murder. His guilty plea spared him from a possible death sentence as well, as the court sentenced him to life in prison instead.
The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.