Illinois woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend with frying pan

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Nora Leach-Peterson

ELGIN, Ill. (WPVI) -- Nora Leach-Peterson, 37, pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend with a frying pan in 2012.

Prosecutors say on August 18, 2012, Leach-Peterson and her boyfriend, 55-year-old Michael Mielzcarek, got into an argument at their shared apartment.

During the argument, Leach-Peterson struck Mielzcarek several times on the head with a frying pan.

Neighbors called 911, and Mielczarek was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Kane County State's Attorney's office says Leach-Peterson agreed to a sentence of 22 years in jail in exchange for a guilty plea to first-degree murder.