A Danbury teen has accepted a plea deal for the death of another Danbury teen last year. 16-year old Ronald Massagli was in court yesterday and pleaded guilty to manslaughter, dropping the original felony murder charge from his record. He could be imprisoned for 4 to 15 years.
Massagli was arrested for the August 5th death of 18-year old Gabe Bardo.
According to police, Bardo agreed to meet a friend to deliver marijuana, but was beaten by several teens. Bardo died several days later in the hospital from a brain bleed.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June.
Another teen, Lorenzo Santanta, allegedly thew the fatal blow to Bardo's head. The teen getaway driver set up the meeting and has been charged as a juvenile. She faces a felony robbery charge. Another juvenile was also charged. Massagli and Santana, who reportedly have lengthy juvenile records, are both being tried as adults.