RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A man has pleaded guilty to beating another man with a ceramic toilet lid and then stealing his car.
Tuesday morning, James Mercanto pleaded guilty to robbery with a deadly weapon. The victim, Anthony Celesia, tells News 4 that Mercanto was his boss when the beating happened on Christmas Day of last year. He says Mercanto basically left him to die after the beating. Celesia also tells News 4 that he was handcuffed to the toilet.
Mercanto will be sentenced on July 24th and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if the terms are served consecutively.