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Green Bay murder suspect reaches plea deal

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A teen charged with fatally shooting another teenager in Green Bay has reached a plea deal.

18-year-old Julio Gonzalez pled no contest Thursday to two counts related to the shooting death of 15-year-old Jeremy Teller on July 31, 2012. Teller's friend was also injured.

A trial that was scheduled for Monday has been canceled.

According to police, the suspects drove to the Smith Street home looking for another man they had a fight with earlier in the day. Teller was not involved in the earlier fight -- but was shot leaving the home. Police say he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Gonzalez was originally charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. In the plea deal, he pleaded no contest to reduced charges of first-degree reckless homicide and second-degree recklessly endangering safety. The gun possession charge was dropped.

That means instead of facing a mandatory life prison term, if he had been convicted of the intentional homicide charge, Gonzalez faces a maximum of 60 years on the reckless homicide charge. The recklessly endangering safety count carries a maximum 10-year term, as opposed to 60 years for attempted homicide.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 5 before Judge Marc Hammer.

Several others were charged for their role in the incident, but only Gonzalez faced homicide charges.

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