SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in the 1992 abduction, rape and killing of a Massachusetts teacher’s aide has changed his plea to guilty.Tractor-Trailer Driver Who Allegedly Sideswiped & Injured Mass. State Lieutenant On I-495 Arrested
Ziegert was a teacher’s aide at Agawam Middle School when she disappeared from her second job at a card and gift store where she was working alone. Her body was found in a nearby wooded area four days later.
The case remained unsolved until the now 50-year-old Schara was arrested in September 2017 after testing confirmed his DNA matched evidence found at the crime scene.READ MORE: 'It Means Celebrating Freedom': Communities Across Boston Celebrate 1st Juneteenth As National Holiday
Schara had previously pleaded not guilty.
When the judge asked Schara if he knew he was giving up his right to a jury trial, he said “Yes, I do.”MORE NEWS: 'Know The Area': Bourne Fire Chief Issues Warning To Swimmers After Recent Rescues From Rip Currents
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