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Hammond Pleads Guilty to Murder, Faces 20 Years

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A Town of Virgil man has pled guilty to stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in her parents home in Cortland last May.

Mike Hammond mug shotAs expected 24-year-old, Michael Hammond pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday morning in Cortland County Court.

Hammond admitted that he fatally stabbed 16-year-old Amie Leland at her home on Lincoln Ave back on May 8th, 2015.

Hammond also faced burglary and weapons possession charges.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Hammond will be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 11th.

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