A Sharon man pleaded guilty to third-degree murder today in connection with the June 2012 stabbing death of a Mercer County woman, District Attorney Robert Kochems said.
Anthony Argenziano, 20, was initially ordered to stand trial on first- and second-degree murder and criminal homicide charges after police said he stabbed Tracey Goga, 42, about 30 times after he "snapped," according Sharon Herald reports at the time.
The first-degree murder charge, which carried a mandatory life sentence, was withdrawn.
Mr. Argenziano is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 30 before Judge Thomas R. Dobson. A third-degree murder conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison.
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