MINNEAPOLIs (WCCO) – A Menahga man plead guilty to murder in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman Wednesday, the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office said.

Harley David Leritz, 21, was charged with first-and second-degree murder charges in the death of Kiela Knowles.

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According to the criminal complaint, Leritz is accused of choking Knowles to death in her Park Rapids apartment on Feb. 24.

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According to the attorney’s office, Leritz plead guilty to second-degree intentional murder on Wednesday.

Leritz will receive a guideline sentence of 334 months, or 27 years and 10 months, in prison.

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The Hubbard County Attorney’s Office said sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17.