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.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Light Snow Possible Up North; Icy Monday Morning Commute Possible In Metro
According to the criminal complaint, Leritz is accused of choking Knowles to death in her Park Rapids apartment on Feb. 24.READ MORE: Woman Dies Days After Brooklyn Center Shooting
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.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Will 'Wrong Gun' Defense Work For Kim Potter?
The Hubbard County Attorney’s Office said sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17.