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One suspect in pizza delivery driver murder pleads guilty, sentenced 55 years

One of the two men accused of murdering a pizza delivery driver is expected to change his plea in court Friday.
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One of the two men accused of murdering a pizza delivery driver changed his plea to "guilty" in court Friday and was sentenced to 55 years.

Derek Romano's robbery charged was dismissed per the plea agreement.

John Sullivan was found dead in the basement of a home on South Belmont Avenue last January. The night before he had been delivering pizza.

Police say Romano and Jeremiah Roberts robbed and killed Sullivan. They were arrested in Wyoming a few days later.

Romano now wants to change his plea before heading to trial.

The home and a barn on the property where Sullivan was found were being used as a shelter for dogs, but no one was living there.

The people who came to feed the dogs found Sullivan's body.

Sullivan battled cancer and survived. He spent most of his adult life as a cook or delivering pizzas.

Friends say he knew the risks and had already been mugged at least once. Because of that, he carried a gun, but police never found the weapon.

Roberts is not changing his plea. He is scheduled to go to trial in April.