Man found guilty of murder, robbery in death of Indianapolis pizza delivery driver

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Jeremiah Roberts

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A man was found guilty Wednesday in the death of an Indianapolis pizza delivery driver.

Jeremiah Roberts is one of two men convicted in the case. He was found guilty of murder and robbery.

In February 2013, 23-year-old Derek Romano was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder. He took a plea deal and prosecutors dropped his robbery charge.

Roberts and Romano killed 49-year-old John Sullivan, a driver for Just Pizza, in January 2014. Sullivan was found in the basement of a dog shelter in the 1800 block of South Belmont Avenue.

Detectives say the men had been staying at the shelter had spent several days trying to lure pizza delivery drivers to their location. Authorities say Sullivan was killed in the basement before his car was stolen.

Officials said Roberts and Romano were both homeless. After the murder, they were found by authorities in rural Wyoming.

Roberts’ sentencing is set for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.

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