Drug Dealer Admits he Ordered Hit That Got Boy Killed
Daniel Macon sentenced to 15-30 years in mistaken identity killing of 15-year-old Kevin Muzila.
A Bethlehem man pleaded guilty today to ordering a hit on a rival drug dealer that led to the mistaken identity shooting death of a 15-year-old boy, according to published reports.
Daniel T. Macon, 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit homicide in the death of Kevin Muzila, an eighth grader at Northeast Middle School, who was gunned down after answering his family’s front door on W. Union Boulevard on December 18, 2006.
The shooter, Paul Serrano, had been given a gun and ordered by Macon to take out a rival drug dealer who lived next door to the Muzilas. Serrano rang the wrong doorbell. He is now serving life in prison without a chance of parole.
Under the terms of Macon’s in a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison for charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin, according to The Express-Times. In return, the Northampton County District Attorney’s office dropped charges of criminal homicide and criminal solicitation.