Teen pleads guilty in Durham carjacking, murder
Posted April 10, 2014
Durham, N.C. — A Durham teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to carjacking and killing a 35-year-old man in December 2012.
Justino Navarette Maya, 17, of 311 S. LaSalle St., was sentenced to 29 to 38 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said Maya, a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl asked Johnny Danilo Villatoro, of Durham, for a ride on Dec. 28, 2012. Villatoro, a father of three who was originally from Honduras, drove them to the 2900 block of Firth Street, where they shot him and stole his SUV.
The 12-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the stomach and leg while inside the victim's SUV near an apartment building on Channing Avenue, police said. She was treated at a local hospital and released.
The 12-year-old previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and is being held at a juvenile detention facility. The 14-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon and is awaiting sentencing.