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Man Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Frederick Burger King Manager

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting of a fast food restaurant manager.

Jose Reyes Mejia-Varela entered the plea Tuesday in the death of Jacinta “Patty” Ayala, 32, of Frederick.

The News-Post of Frederick reports that the judge, defense and prosecutors agreed to a sentence of life with the possibility of parole. Sentencing is set for Feb. 26.

Ayala was killed during an apparent robbery on March 18, 2011 as she opened a Burger King restaurant.

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