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Osceola teen pleads guilty to murder charges

Prosecutors agree to drop all other charges

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – An Osceola County teen accused of murdering two people and going on a weeks-long shooting spree in 2013 accepted a plea deal on Friday.

Konrad Schafer, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in exchange for other charges being dropped.

Schafer was 15 when investigators say he killed 17-year-old David Guerrero at a bus stop for fun in 2013.
Investigators say he also killed Eric Roopnarine, 22, during a Poinciana home invasion in July 2013.

Schafer was also charged with several drive-by shootings around Kissimmee.

"Honestly, he knows he did it, and right now, I think him pleading guilty is the best thing for him," said a family member of Roopnarine who was in court for Friday's plea hearing.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton tells News 6 he is pursuing life in prison when Schafer is sentenced on April 15.

"My main thought when I looked at him (in court) was, 'wow,'" Ashton said. "At a trial, would we be able to convince a jury that this guy was a murderer? Because he does look really young."

Schaefer's three friends who were also charged in connection with the murders and the shooting sprees are also making their way through the court system.

According to court records, David Damus faces a motion hearing next Friday; Juan Muriel, who accepted a plea deal with prosecutors, faces sentencing on Feb. 4; Victoria Rios faces trial on March 21.

Ashton says Schafer could be called to testify in all of those cases.


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