ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An Albany County woman accused in a fatal knife-and-hammer attack on her 22-year-old son has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
Tracey Zetzche was in tears during her court appearance Thursday. Psychological experts involved in the case said the 52-year-old woman had amnesia about the killing.
The body of Gabriel Philby-Zetzche, who had cerebral palsy, was found July 30, 2012 by his aunt in the apartment he shared with his mother in Westerlo, 16 miles southwest of Albany. He had been stabbed in the chest with multiple knives and hit more than 20 times on the head with a hammer.
She faces up to 20 years in state prison when sentenced on Nov. 1.