IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — A man pleaded guilty in connection to his 86-year-old aunt’s death Thursday.
Frederick Bohn was previously accused of killing Ingeborg Morley in Irondequoit last year.
According to Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Bohn pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter.
Bohn, was originally charged with murder.
According to Doorley, Bohn will spend 20 years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision.
Morley was found unresponsive in her Irondequoit home after a welfare check in March of last year. She later died at a hospital.
“Ingeborg Morley was a kind, well-respected member of this community and her death is a huge loss,” said Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley in a statement. “This was a horrendous death by the hands of a person that Ingeborg loved. This plea would not have been possible without the quick investigation of the Irondequoit Police Department. Frederick Bohn will spend the next two decades thinking about his actions that resulted in his Aunt’s death.”
Court documents show she suffered blunt force trauma and suffocation.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Thursday before Bohn pleaded guilty.
Bohn was arrested in April 2019.
Daniel Jones was a friend to Mrs. Morely and her late husband, Ken. He taught them computer courses at home, and remembers Morely as one of the kindest souls he’s ever met. He says she was always eager to learn more.
Jones went to every single court appearance in support of Morely to ensure she was represented, as she doesn’t have much family in the area.
This whole time, Jones has been fighting to grasp why anyone would do something so horrible to her, especially her own nephew, Bohn. He hopes through it all, Morely will be honored for the compassionate woman she was.
“This is now over with. He plead guilty. He kind of manned up for what he did wrong and I’m just relieved,” said Jones. “She should be remembered as a very kind, intelligent, active woman who from what I could tell just had a great sense of humor, and a big hear, and very giving. And she is missed.”
Jones says he will be front and center for Bohn’s sentencing on May 4.
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