James Lally has admitted in court what many believed which is he is responsible for the murder of Suzanne LaPierre. According to court documents James Lally admitted to murdering Suzanne LaPierre with a hammer and then dragging her body to be buried. James Lally is now facing murder charges at the Lee County Jail in Florida. According to early reports the reason behind the brutal murder is that Suzanne LaPierre planned to leave James Lally. If convicted of second degree murder James Lally faces life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years. Following the brutal murder Lally would take a number of LaPierre valuables and sell them at a pawn shop
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James Lally, the man thought to have been with missing Iona woman Suzanne LaPierre, went before a judge in Lee County Wednesday morning for his first appearance after state attorneys say he confessed to murdering her.
Deputies arrested 51-year-old Lally in Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors say he was dating 54-year-old LaPierre. He is currently in the Lee County Jail after a judge ruled he will be held without bond until his next court appearance on March 28 at 8:30 a.m.
The state says Lally confessed to murdering LaPierre with a hammer to kill LaPierre before disposing of her body in a different location, afterward pawning her jewelry and family heirlooms in Sarasota. Lally’s second-degree murder charge is a first-degree felony and is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Deputies were earlier seen outside LaPierre’s home in the Century 21 community. Crime scene tape and a deputy parked out front remained there Tuesday night.
The prosecutor during Lally’s first appearance said, “He actually killed her and then he pawned her family heirlooms, her jewelry, took her car … He also has a failure to appear as a prior, along with other felony priors; some of them violent. He actually has a kidnapping conviction”
Lally will remain in jail until his next court appearance at the Lee County Courthouse on March 28 at 8:30 a.m.