A school student charged with helping her father kill her mother was agreed to testify against him as part of a plea bargain.
Karrie Neurauter, 20, says she drove her dad Lloyd Neurauter, 45, to her mother’s home in Corning, New York on August 27 and disconnected electronic devices in the home to conceal his presence.
While Lloyd strangled his ex-wife, 46-year-old Michele Neurauter, Karrie maintains she distracted her 14-year-old sister.
She then helped him create the scene look like a suicide and lied to police.
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Karrie Neurauter pleaded guilty to second-degree murder from Steuben County, New York court on Wednesday. She’s pictured previously leaving court this week
The former confessed to helping her dad, Lloyd, 45, murder her mother, Michele, 46 (pictured), in August
Neurauter pleaded guilty Wednesday in Steuben County, New York court to second-degree murder in exchange for a recommended sentence of 15 years to life.
Another charges levied against her are also dropped. Those included first-degree custodial interference, tampering with physical signs and gallop conspiracy.
The Rochester Institute of Technology computer technology student says her dad gave her the ultimatum in mid-August – stating she could help him kill her mother or he would commit suicide.
She says he wanted to finish his child support and alimony obligations and receive custody of his youngest child.
Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker said they consider Karrie’s story because she passed a polygraph test.
Karrie (left) explained her daddy (right) gave her an ultimatum – aid him kill his ex-wife or else he would commit suicide
She says she did not physically help kill her mother, but drove daddy to her mom’s house (pictured) and distracted her little sister during the offense
The father and daughter were detained in January – five months following Michele’s murder. Karrie was detained at her home in Syracuse, New York. Lloyd was detained in Princeton, New Jersey following a dramatic confrontation with police where he threatened to jump off a five-story garage.
Lloyd Neurauter is currently in jail awaiting his trial, which is supposed to begin on September 24.
He has pleaded not guilty to several charges such as first-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree wreak havoc, tampering with physical signs, caked conspiracy, second-degree unlawful solicitation, endangering the welfare of a child and offering a false instrument for filing.
When convicted, Lloyd confronts the potential for life in prison without parole.