Feb. 7, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER — A 40-year-old Bridgeport, Conn., man was sentenced to life in state prison today after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to second-degree murder in the 2016 slaying of a man in his Fitchburg apartment, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Kevin O. Cabrera-Soto was found dead by Fitchburg firefighters on Dec. 3, 2016 inside 122 Laurel St. where a fire had been set. His girlfriend and then 7-year-old son escaped the fire, but were unable to pull Mr. Cabrera-Soto from the apartment.
Ramon L. Millan, who will be eligible for parole after 25 years, also pleaded guilty to home invasion, three counts of aggravated kidnapping, and one count of armed robbery while masked and arson.
Mr. Millan and Jose Crespo were arrested in Bridgeport the day after the attack. Mr. Crespo is awaiting trial for first-degree murder and other charges. A third defendant, Wilfredo Muniz of Bridgeport, is charged with misleading investigators in connection with the case and is also awaiting trial.
The case was investigated by Fitchburg Police, the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and State Police Crime Scene Services.
Assistant District Attorneys David P. Feraco and Louis Tosches prosecuted the case.