PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in western Pennsylvania last year.
Allegheny County prosecutors say they have agreed to recommend a sentence of 15 to 30 years in exchange for Tuesday’s plea by 60-year-old Derrick Avant.
He turned himself in to authorities in April after an arrest warrant was issued in the death of 55-year-old Allison Fritzius.
Police say she was apparently stabbed to death in the couple’s Pitcairn apartment and a trail of blood led them to a porch where the body was found.
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