Springfield man pleads guilty in beating, robbery of pizza delivery man in New Britain

Published on Friday, 30 July 2021 15:47


NEW BRITAIN - A Springfield man has pleaded guilty in the beating and robbery of a pizza delivery man.

Irving Carlos Matias, 21, took a plea deal Thursday in New Britain Superior Court.

During the hearing, he pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

A number of charges are expected to be dropped, including those of second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

Matias has yet to face sentencing. He is being held on $750,000 bond and is due back in court on Sept. 30.

Matias was one of four people who allegedly punched and kicked a pizza delivery man in the area of North Street and Erwin Place in December 2018. The victim was found bleeding heavily from his face and suffering from injuries, including a fracture of a bone around his eye and nose.

At the time of the attack, doctors indicated to the victim that it would be several months before his vision was restored.

Police said the suspects stole the food he was delivering, an undisclosed amount of cash and an iPhone.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Friday, 30 July 2021 15:47. Updated: Friday, 30 July 2021 15:50.