ALBANY— Michael Chmielewski, one of two men accused of killing a hairdresser in the Town of Colonie last year, entered into a guilty plea Tuesday morning in court.
In August of 2015, Chmielewski, 23, was accused of entering Recycled Hair Salon to steal money. During the burglary, Chmielewski killed hairstylist Jacqueline Porreca with a knife to the neck.
In court, Chmielewski pled guilty to first-degree murder. As per the plea agreement, Chmielwski is projected to received 22 years.
The other suspect in the murder case, Sean Moreland, will be in court Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Moreland was recently sentenced to eight years in state prison, to be followed by five years of post-release supervision for an unrelated burglary charge.