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Sharpsburg woman pleads guilty to killing high school friend

Megan Guza
| Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, who is charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy
Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, who is charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy

A Sharpsburg woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to homicide and other charges in the 2014 torture and killing of a high school friend during a botched robbery, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 25, also pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy in connection with the death of Andrew McMunn, 23, of Blawnox, according to a release from the district attorney.

Nuccetelli was charged in May 2015, a year after McMunn's body was found in South Oakland.

According to the criminal complaint, Nuccetelli told police she and two men believed McMunn had a key to a work safe that “had a lot of money inside,” and her co-conspirators — police call them “CJ” and “Calvin” — promised to give her $1,200 if she helped get the key.

Less than a week later, McMunn's bright red sneakers led to the discovery of his body over a bank behind a fitness center.

McMunn died of head injuries, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. He had been stabbed 19 times in the neck and chest, and it appeared someone tried to cut off his ear.

Nuccetelli told police she and McMunn went to a movie on April 21, 2014. She tried to set up another date a few days later so she could get the key, but that fell through, according to the criminal complaint.

McMunn's mother reported him missing April 25, 2014.

When Nuccetelli met one of her co-conspirators on April 26, 2014, he told her the other co-conspirator had killed McMunn by “hitting him over the head with something” and that McMunn “did not have the key on him,” police wrote in the complaint.

Sentencing for Nuccetelli is scheduled for March 13.

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