What to Know
- Edmund Schreiber was found strangled with his own neckties in June 1983
- Saundra Adams, of Buffalo, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in connection with Schreiber's death
- Schreiber was wounded during WWI and had been awarded a Purple Heart medal
A 51-year-old western New York woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a World War I veteran more than three decades ago.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Saundra Adams, of Buffalo, entered the plea Wednesday in state Supreme Court, just a day into jury selection for her murder trial.
Adams, a librarian, admitted that she and an accomplice broke into a Buffalo home in June 1983 and caused the death of 92-year-old Edmund Schreiber. The original indictment accused the two of tying up Schreiber and strangling the decorated war veteran with his own neckties.
Adams' plea comes almost a year to the day that she was arrested and charged. She faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when she's sentenced in November.