BATH | Lloyd Neurauter has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the Aug. 27, 2017 death of Michele Neurauter at her Dwight Avenue home in Corning.

Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker said the plea accomplishes “everything they could have gotten at trial,” and more.

Neurauter will be sentenced to either 25 years to life in prison, or life without parole, the same options that would have been before Judge Peter Bradstreet had Neurauter been convicted by a jury.

Plus, Baker said, Neurauter has waived his right to appeal, which saves future hardship for Michele’s family and future expense for the county and state.

Part of Lloyd Neurauter’s admission in a hearing Friday morning in Steuben County Court was that he had engaged in a long-term campaign of parental alienation, manipulating daughter Karrie Neurauter in believing that he was the good, trustworthy parent and that her mother was unstable.

He also admitted to threatening to kill himself if Karrie, who has already pleaded guilty to assisting in the killing, did not go along with his plans.

Baker said that creates the possibility, which he is open to, of revisiting Karrie’s plea agreement and reducing the charge to manslaughter, given the level of mental manipulation Lloyd Neurauter admitted to.

Lloyd Neurauter, with the assistance of his daughter Karrie Neurauter, killed Michele in 2017 and disguised her death as a suicide.

More on the story will appear in Saturday's edition of The Leader.