Plea agreement results in prison sentence of 11 to 22 years
By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times
A 19-year-old Delaware resident admitted his role Monday in the gang-related double murder that occurred nearly a year ago in New Garden Township.
Cristian Eumana, 19, of Greenville, Del., pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit third-degree murder. As part of a plea agreement negotiated by Assistant District Attorney Andrea Cardamone and defense attorneys Howard H. Brown and William C. Reil, Eumana was sentenced to 11 to 22 years in state prison followed by six years of probation.
Eumana admitted being a member of the Sur-13s, also known as the Surenos. According to police, a group of Surenos stopped by a New Garden bonfire party on Dec. 3, 2011, and were asked to leave because members of the rival Viking gang were present. The Surenos left but returned with more members and weapons, police said. Eumana was one of 12 defendants charged with the fatal stabbings of Cuahuctemoc Bedolla, 27, and Jose Rodriguez, 29.