Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
Items removed from the Mather Street apartment building were processed by city police investigators on September 8, 2015. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
One of two people indicted in connection with a man's death in a Binghamton West Side residence has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
32-year-old Bradley Miles is expected to be sentenced to 30 years in prison under a plea deal.
Miles and 38-year-old Ariana Edwards of Binghamton were indicted in March on murder and robbery counts in the case. Investigators have said the two were responsible for the death of a New York City man.
Prosecutors say Miles has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and attempted robbery.
The badly-decomposed body of 38-year-old Michael Thomas was discovered in an apartment at 11 Mather Street on September 8, 2015.
Police found the body after neighbors complained of a "terrible smell" emanating from the building.
Detectives determined Thomas had been dead for 17 days before authorities were called.
Officials have described the man's death as a drug-related killing.
Miles is scheduled to be sentenced on February 1. Edwards had rejected a previous plea deal. She also faces an additional charge of intimidating a witness for allegedly threatening someone last March.
A police detective division van across from 11 Mather Street on September 8, 2015. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
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