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Auburn man pleads guilty to burglarizing home, threatening victim with knife

While pleading guilty to first-degree burglary Thursday in Cayuga County Court, Leslie McLeod had one request for the judge: more time on post-release supervision.

The 44-year-old had agreed to admit to the class B felony in exchange for six years in prison and five years post-release supervision. But for the first time in Judge Thomas Leone's career, a defendant asked for additional supervision upon his release from prison.

McLeod, of 9 John St. Apt. 1, said he hoped to extend his supervision period from five to years to 10 to help him stay on top of his mental health.

In court Thursday, McLeod claimed he suffered from a hallucination on April 28, which led him to a dwelling on Clark Street Road in the town of Aurelius. When he arrived at the home, he said, he kicked in a window and threatened the resident with a knife.

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