An employee of an upstate New York sub shop was brutally murdered in 2019.  One of her coworkers has admitted to killing her, and he also implicated the shop’s owner.

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On October 28, 2019 a 22-year-old woman was brutally murdered, and one of her former coworkers has admitted to killing her.

According to the New York Post, 35-year old James Duffy appeared in court in April and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the brutal death of 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont.

According to Mr. Duffy, he was a manager at the Local Substation No. 9, which is an eatery located in Johnstown, New York and he worked along with the victim.

Mr. Duffy alleges that he committed the murder under the direction of the restaurant’s owner, Georgios Kakavelos.  According to Mr. Duffy, the owner did not want to pay Ms Lamont for the work she had performed.

Instead of paying the young lady, Mr. Kakavelos allegedly devised a plan to have her murdered.  Mr Duffy admitted in court that he brutally murdered the woman with the assistance of Mr. Kakavelos.

Duffy admitted that he used a hammer and a bat to beat the young woman to death.  He alleges that Mr. Kakavelos helped to murder the victim and then the two of them buried the victim's body in a shallow grave. Eventually, Mr. Duffy led authorities to the grave.

Although Mr. Kakavelos vehemently denies the allegations, there is some evidence that points to his possible involvement.  According to court records, Mr. Kakavelos purchased supplies like detergent, bleach, and duct tape just days before Ms. Lamont‘s disappearance.  Also, Mr. Kakavelos gave Mr. Duffy $1600 over a three day period after the murder.  In addition, Mr Kakavelos had the trunk of his Volkswagen Passat cleaned extensively.

The two men were arrested just days after Ms. Lamont disappeared.  According to Mr. Duffy‘s plea deal, he is looking at 18 years to life in prison.

Mr. Kakavelos denies any involvement in the murder. According to his attorneys, he maintains his innocence. He was scheduled to appear in court today.

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