19-year-old pleads guilty to murdering friend

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - An Elkhart County man is pleading guilty to the murder of his friend.

Miguel Martinez, 19, faces 60 years in prison and five years of probation.

Martinez pled guilty to shooting Anthony Perez on March 30 at Deer Creeke Apartments.

The two were friends and members of the same gang.

However, Martinez says he shot his friend after Perez posted a photo that was disrespectful to the gang.

After killing Perez, Martinez fled to Chicago where he was arrested in May.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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