Suspect in murder of pizza shop owner takes plea deal

Tony Devern Streets Jr. (Photo from Michigan Department of Corrections)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The suspect in the murder of a well-known pizza shop owner has accepted a plea deal.

Tony Streets Jr. will plead guilty to counts of second-degree open murder and carjacking, and will have a charge of armed robbery dropped. Streets was accused of stabbing Joey Vitale while he was working at Burton Heights Pizza in Grand Rapids.

After the stabbing, Vitale tried to drive himself to the hospital but crashed on the way. He later died from his injuries.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7. He is facing a 50-year minimum sentence.

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7 comments

  • jerry

    ANOTHER JOB DONE FOR THE P A OFFICE PLEA DEAL EVERYONE THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO FIND PEOPLE GUILTY AND PRISON FOR LIFE EASY WAY OUT IS ALL THEY KNOW 50 YEARS FOR KILLING A HARD WORKING FAMILY MAN AND A GREAT GUY ILL BET 100 TO 1 IF IT WAS THE P A FAMILY NO CHARGES WOULD BE DROPED

  • Ej

    Death row in this country needs to be cleaned out and those who kill like this don’t deserve freedom again. But Bernie still wants your vote in prison.

  • Sillyoldme

    Its a really sad day when law enforcement and our judges have their hands so tied by society that the bad guys are winning. A plea deal with a stone cold killer, how pathetic.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family who lost their loved one. He deserved better!

    • Tom

      He’s facing a minimum of 50 years, and he’s what, at least 25? He’ll be 75 to 85 if he gets out… just in time to die. It’s essentially a life in prison sentence.

      • steve

        Right, Tom. But just remember that your tax dollars are going to pay the room and board for the bastard for all those years. Enjoy.

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