John Lanorith, Staten Island Liquor Store Killer, Pleads Guilty, Gets Hope of Parole
Lanorith finally entered a plea of guilty today. The charge is second-degree murder, with a prosecutor's recommendation of 20 years to life. Though he has two prior felonies, this leaves Lanorith eligible for parole someday, which possibility would have been precluded had he gone to trial and been found guilty there. "This plea gives him hope of some life after he's released," said his attorney. Lanorth is 42.