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Man pleads guilty in 2017 murder case

Victor Rivera shot and killed Jacob Walerko during a robbery at the Meijer gas station on Lima Road.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2019 5:03 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The man accused of killing a gas station worker on Thanksgiving Day 2017 pleaded guilty Friday.

Victor Rivera shot and killed Jacob Walerko during a robbery at the Meijer gas station on Lima Road.

Rivera's trial was set to begin March 12 but that has now been canceled.

Rivera is set to be sentenced on May 17.

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