GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — One of the brothers accused in the August killing of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge on Tuesday, according to court documents.
Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo is accused of killing Deputy Ned Byrd on August 11. He was indicted Aug. 18 for felony murder.
According to CBS 17’s sister station FOX 8, Marin-Sotelo was charged with possession of a firearm as an illegal alien in July 2021.
He appeared in federal court in Winston-Salem for the charges in August. According to court documents, Marin-Sotelo pleaded guilty to the charge on Tuesday.
Court documents state he faces a maximum of no more than 15 years in federal prison, a maximum $250,000 fine or both.
Marin-Sotelo also may receive no more than three years of supervised release. It is unknown if Marin-Sotelo will be deported following his sentence.