Tu Nguyen, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday for the 2012 death of Mary Miller, 72, in her apartment at 45 Codman Hill Ave., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life, but with possibility of parole. Should he get out, however, he would then have to spend 10 more years in prison for burglary, the DA's office says.
Had the case proceeded to trial, Assistant District Attorney David Fredette would have introduced evidence and testimony suggesting that Nguyen, who lived on the second floor of the building, gained access to Millerâ€™s first-floor apartment through a window and stabbed her to death.
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