Port Jefferson man pleads guilty to 2018 slaying of Selden father

AB: It happened following a fight between the two men had a pool hall, according to court documents.

News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2023, 12:28 AM

Updated 336 days ago

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A Port Jefferson man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a Selden father of three.
Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney says Alejandro Vargas-Diaz admitted to shooting Albert Rodriguez-Lopez in 2018. It happened following a fight between the two men at a pool hall, according to court documents.
Prosecutors say Vargas-Diaz then fled the state. He was arrested in Florida three years later and extradited back to New York.
Vargas-Diaz is expected to be sentenced to 23 years to life in prison.
He will face a judge in September.


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