Bellevue teen sentenced to 35-40 years for 2019 murder

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PAPILLION, Neb. (WOWT) -- The 18-year-old who entered guilty pleas for the murder of a Bellevue man last year was sentenced to 35-40 years on Tuesday.

A Sarpy County judge also sentenced Dakota Pirruccello to 10-15 years for the weapons charge relating to the murder of Brian Faeller, who was shot and killed in January 2019.

Pirruccello was sentenced for second-degree murder, having made a plea agreement in October reducing the charge from first-degree murder.

Two other young adults were sentenced earlier this year in Faeller's death: Sadie Grant was sentenced to up to three years in prison for aiding and abetting a felony, and shoplifting; Brandon Freemont was sentenced to up to three years for attempted burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

The incident began as a robbery that ended in a deadly shooting at a Bellevue apartment complex last January when Faeller was shot and killed as he opened the door of his apartment. He was rushed to the hospital but later died from his wounds.

Faeller's mother told 6 News during the investigation into his death that her son always wanted to get face tattoos and work in the tattoo industry one day.