Man who shot, killed employee at pizzeria in 2016 sentenced to life in prison

HOUSTON – A man who shot and killed an employee at a pizzeria in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Kiara Taylor, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday to the murder of 19-year-old Peter Mielke during a robbery at Reginelli's Pizzeria in Bellaire.

He shot Mielke 15 times when Mielke could not get the cash register open fast enough during an attempted robbery.

Taylor's sister, Tarrel, told police her brother confessed the crime to her.

Tarrel apologized to Mielke’s family for her role in the slaying.

“I wish I could take it back, but I can't take back what I did to get him the gun," she said.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison.