Man accused of killing brother pleads guilty

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Man accused of killing brother pleads guilty
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By Leslie Golden | lgolden@alextimes.com

On Feb. 9, Enoc Cruz Villafuerte, 23, pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment alleging murder in the second degree and shooting in the commission of murder in connection with the death of his brother, Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte, 24 according to a news release.

According to the release, early on June 6, 2022, Enoc shot his brother Jonathan in the chest with a .380 assault-style rifle at their father’s apartment in the 1400 block of North Beauregard Street. Enoc and Jonathan were in the living room of the apartment when the shooting happened.

There were no signs of a fight or struggle between Enoc and Jonathan, and Enoc confirmed with police that he and Jonathan were not arguing or fighting prior to him shooting Jonathan. Jonathan suffered one gunshot wound to the right side of his chest
and was pronounced dead on scene.

A sentencing hearing will be held on April 20 and Enoc faces a maximum of 45 years with no chance of parole. He is incarcerated in the Alexandria Adult Detention Center awaiting sentencing.

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