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Elizabeth Collazo, accused of killing father of her four children, wants to plead guilty

EASTON, Pa. - A Northampton County woman accused of murdering the father of her four children now wants to plead guilty, Northampton County First Assistant District Attorney Terry Houck said Friday.

Elizabeth Collazo is charged with shooting and killing Mark Werkheiser inside his home in Williams Township last March.

On Friday, during a conference on pretrial motions, Collazo's attorney indicated she would plead guilty to first degree murder in exchange for a life sentence in prison. A judge previously ruled Collazo would face the death penalty.

A guilty plea hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 31 before Judge Smith at the Northampton County Courthouse.


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