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Man Accused of Stabbing and Killing Burlington Man Pleads Guilty to 2nd Degree Murder
By Joe Gullo
BURLINGTON, Vt. - A man accused of stabbing and killing a Burlington man three years ago pleaded guilty to second degree murder.
Daniel Whalon reached a plea deal with state prosecutors on Friday.
He admitted to stabbing 57-year old Ralph Bell.
As part of the plea deal, Whalon could serve 15 years in prison with probation after his release.
Court records indicate Whalon had been in a relationship with Bell, but it ended after Whalon started seeing someone else. Prosecutors say Bell's family is content with the result.
Whalon is scheduled to be sentenced June 23.