Feedback: Morgia Enters Surprise Guilty Plea In Fatal High-Speed Crash
A day after his trial date was set, Francis "Terry" Morgia entered a surprise guilty plea in connection with a high-speed chase and crash that killed a Brownville woman.
He will be sentenced to 18 years in prison and five years post-release supervision, said Krystina Mills, assistant district attorney.
Mills said the plea deal was presented to Morgia Monday, but he declined to accept it.
Later that day, Morgia spoke with members of his family.
"After reflecting on the court proceedings, they collectively, as a family, decided to enter the plea," said Morgia's lawyer David Antonucci.
Antonucci contacted Mills Tuesday morning to say his client decided to take the deal.
Mills said she believed justice was served when Morgia pleaded guilty to the crimes.
"I'm pleased that he admitted to fleeing the police because I think that's really important here. People can't flee the police and they need to know that. So I think it was a really good disposition," said Mills.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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