Ex-day laborer pleads guilty in socialite bludgeoning death

A former day laborer who bludgeoned a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A former day laborer who bludgeoned a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The Journal News says Esdras Marroquin Gomez pleaded guilty on Monday and admitted to killing 83-year-old Lois Colley at her 300-acre (1.2-square-kilometer) North Salem estate in November 2015.

Authorities said Gomez hit Colley with a fire extinguisher during a confrontation. They said he said he had been injured at the family's property, Windswept Farm, and had been pursuing a worker's compensation claim.

The Westchester County judge said Gomez will get at least 20 years to life in prison when he's sentenced on June 13.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com