Special to The Leader

BATH | Mark Blandford, charged in relation to the 2015 killing of Kelley Stage Clayton, has been offered a deal: second-degree manslaughter in exchange for his testimony in the trial of Thomas Clayton.

Chemung County District Attorney Weeden Wetmore said Thursday that the agreement was contingent on Blandford’s “truthful testimony,” and did not include any recommendation for a reduced sentence.

Second-degree manslaughter carries a minimum sentence of 1-3 years in prison and a maximum of 5-15 years.

Until the deal is completed, Blandford still faces two counts of second-degree murder, one count of burglary and one count of conspiracy.

Each second-degree murder charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

Wetmore has previously told the media they don’t believe Blandford ever entered the home the night of Kelley Stage Clayton’s murder.