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Auburn inmate denies body exists, then pleads guilty to murder

A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate who previously denied a dead body in the murder case against him even existed, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to his second murder.

Escorted into court by five state corrections officers, Rupert Alberga, 37, already serving a 24-years-to-life sentence for a 2014 second-degree murder conviction, pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas Leone to second-degree murder, with a sentence of 15 years to life, in connection to the death of fellow inmate Daniel Wingate.

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