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Wesley Correa-Carmenaty pleads guilty to 12 charges

Posted at 10:03 AM, Aug 15, 2017

On Tuesday, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty 24, pled guilty to 12 charges stemming from shooting and killing Pottawattamie County Deputy Mark Burbridge in May. 

On May 19, Correa-Carmenaty was formally charged with 12 felonies, including first-degree murder, attempted murder, first-degree robbery, and felon in possession of a firearm. 

Correa-Carmenaty had previously filed a not guilty plea. 

In Iowa, first-degree murder carries a mandatory life in prison sentence. Pottawattamie County attorney Matthew Wilber additionally sentenced Correa-Carmenaty anywhere between five to 25 years for the other charges to ensure he served life in prison, calling him "an extreme threat to society."