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Woman pleads guilty to helping cover up gruesome Brewerton murder

Connie Ingoldby pleads guilty in Onondaga County Court on Friday, May 19, 2017/ Photojournalist Craig McDowell

A woman accused of helping cover up a murder in Brewerton last December has entered a guilty plea.

48-year-old Connie Ingoldby pleaded guilty to first-degree hindering prosecution in connection to the death of 29-year-old Aikeem Hudgins in December 2016. With the guilty plea, Ingoldby admitted to helping cover up the gruesome murder.

Ingoldby has agreed to testify against Corey Slattery, who is accused of murdering Hudgins.

In exchange for her testimony, Ingoldby will receive 1 to 3 years in prison. During Friday's court appearance, Judge Stephen Dougherty noted that if Ingoldby backs out on the testimony agreement, she will receive a more severe sentence.

Ingoldby will be sentenced after she fulfills her agreement to testify against Slattery.

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Prosecutors say Ingoldby helped Corey Slattery kill Hudgins at some point between December 8 and December 12, 2016. Slattery has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Slattery lured the victim to his home at the Bayshore North Apartment complex and then strangled him to death, according to prosecutors. The six-count indictment against Slattery and Ingoldby says the pair then took Hudgins' body out of the apartment and drove around with his body in a plastic container of a van.

Hudgins remains were then cut up, burned and disposed of in "numerous dumpsters," according to the indictment.

The motive for the crime remains a mystery.

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