GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has admitted to fatally stabbing Grand Rapids pizzeria owner Joey Vitale inside his own restaurant last year.
Tony Streets Jr., 34, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and carjacking as a fourth-time felony offender, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker confirmed.
After leaving the stabbing scene, police said Streets robbed someone else and tried to steal from a third person. He also was charged with armed robbery, but that charge was dropped under the terms of a plea agreement.
His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7. Under the plea deal, Streets’ minimum sentence will be 50 years.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the age of Vitale and the name of Burton Heights Pizza. The story has since been corrected.