A Chenango County man who was set to face trial in the beating death of his girlfriend has pleaded guilty.
Opening statements in the murder trial for 49-year-old William Danielson of Oxford were set Wednesday when he plead guilty to one count of second-degree murder.
Danielson was facing charges in connection with the December 2013 death of Lucinda Knoll of Norwich.
Police say Danielson jumped Knoll outside her home and assaulted her. She died two days later
Danielson faces 20 years to life in state prison. He will be sentenced in December.