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Like father, like son: Man admits to Roslindale killing the week after his father was convicted of another Roslindale killing

A Norwood man was sentenced to 22 to 24 years in state prison today after he admitted he fatally shot Daniel Vo on Rowe Street in Roslindale in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Anderson Lugo Vargas pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to manslaughter and gun charges for Vo's death on July 17, 2019. Just last week, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted his father, Richard Lugo, of manslaughter for fatally shooting co-worker Pascual Casiano at their American Legion Highway workplace just three months after his son killed Vo.

According to the DA's office:

Had the case proceeded to trial, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan would have presented evidence and testimony to prove that Lugo Vargas fired four shots into Vo's back shortly after 3:00 p.m. on July 17, 2019. Residential surveillance video shows that the defendant drove the victim on a Honda Grom motorcycle onto Rowe Street in Roslindale. A gunshot rang out about 20 seconds after Lugo Vargas drove out of view. Approximately 30 seconds later, the defendant can be seen driving off alone.

Lugo Vargas fled to One Stop Auto on American Legion Highway, where he and his father, RICHARD LUGO, were employed. The defendant hid the motorcycle and drove away in a customer's car. He then discarded his pants at a nearby carwash. Through forensic testing, investigators were able to identify gunshot residue on the pants as well as the motorcycle. They also found that blood from the motorcycle matched the victim's DNA. The motorcycle was missing a mirror, which police matched to a broken mirror found under the victim.

Earlier this month, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Richard Lugo of second-degree murder in the October 31, 2019, killing of Pascual Casiano at the same auto shop where he worked and where Lugo Vargas fled after fatally shooting Vo.

Elise McConnell and Tina Nguyen are the assigned victim witness advocates. The defendant was represented by Jeff Miller.

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