NY man admits role in death of upstate woman dumped in marsh

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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — A New York man admitted his role in the 2019 killing of a young woman who worked at an upstate deli.

Prosecutors said Friday that James Duffy pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court to second-degree murder in the death of Allyzibeth Lamont.

The 22-year-old went missing after a shift the Local No. 9 deli in Johnstown and was found three days later in a shallow grave in the town of Malta.

An autopsy found she died of multiple blows to the head.

Duffy, the deli’s manager, will be sentenced July 15. A co-defendant is set for trial next month.

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