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Robert Pfanders pleads guilty to murder of Timothy Reber in Alsace

Published On: Jan 30 2013 05:01:24 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 29 2013 07:01:36 AM EST

A man will spend up to 40 years in prison for the murder of another man in Berks County last year.

READING, Pa. -

A Boyertown man will spend up to 40 years in prison for the murder of another man in Berks County last year.

Robert Pfanders pleaded guilty Monday to third degree murder for the deadly shooting of Timothy Reber. Pfanders was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison.

Reber, 31, got into a fight with his girlfriend outside a home in Alsace Township on Feb. 10, 2012, and Pfanders became upset, pulled out a 40-caliber handgun and shot Reber, officials said.

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The shooting, police said, followed a night of drinking by the people involved.