LI Man Admits Killing Woman and Her 2-Year-Old Son

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    A Long Island man has admitted he killed his former girlfriend and the woman's 2-year-old son.

      Jerry A. Lewis pleaded guilty in a Suffolk County courtroom on Tuesday to first and second-degree murder.
     
    Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock says Lewis admitted repeatedly stabbing 21-year-old Shakeela Planter in December 2011 in the woman's North Bay Shore apartment.
     
    He also admitted beating to death Planter's 2-year-old son Jaiden.
     
    Kurtzrock says he left Planter's body wrapped in plastic on her bed, and stashed the child's remains in a freezer. The bodies were found when Planter's co-workers became concerned about her absence from work and called police.
     
    After the killings, Lewis fled to his mother's home in Maryland, where she convinced him to surrender.
     
    He faces 30 years-to-life when he is sentenced in April.

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