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Man admits to killing retired nun in 2012

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Updated: 4/01 1:57 pm

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A man has pleaded guilty to killing a former nun in December 2012.

Schenectady County officials have confirmed that Michael Briggs, 38, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted burglary on Monday in county court.

Briggs admitted to strangling Mary Greco, 82, in her apartment in 2012. She was found on New Year's Day 2013. Briggs had shoveled snow for Greco around the time she was killed, said officials.

At the time of the murder, Briggs was on parole in Long Island for a burglary and robbery.

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