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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 , who was 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.

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