SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The 23-year-old woman accused of torturing 93-year-old Connie Tuori at Skyline Apartments said in court Thursday that she wants to “plead guilty.”
Onondaga County Court Judge Hon. Matt Doran did not give the comment any legal weight and responded to suspect Victoria Afet that it’s not an appropriate time in the proceedings for the decision.
Afet was in court to be arraigned on upgraded murder charges, as decided last week in an indictment by an Onondaga County Grand Jury.
Afet is accused of “inflicting torture” on Tuori by stuffing items in her mouth and down to her throat to suffocate her, the ultimate cause of death. At the same time, Afet is accused of stabbing Tuori.
Documents reaffirm that Afet was allegedly burglarizing Tuori’s apartment unit on the 12th floor. The suspect then stayed in Tuori’s apartment with the body apparently hidden in a bedroom until police were called to check on the 93-year-old three weeks later.
Afet’s parents nor her attorneys had any comment for NewsChannel 9 after the proceedings.