WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man from Waukegan has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his girlfriend in 2015 while her daughter watched.
Roberto C. Romero entered the plea to first-degree murder on Monday. He faces between 30 and 60 years when a judge sentences him July 19.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that two additional counts of first-degree murder and a gun enhancement penalty were dismissed in exchange for Romero's guilty plea.
Authorities say Romero shot 33-year-old Elpidia Munoz-Garcia multiple times in the face at a Waukegan restaurant in front of her 9-year-old daughter.
Romero's attorney Jed Stone says he intends to show the court at sentencing that Romero suffers from mental illness.
Waukegan man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend while her daughter watched