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Justo Smoker Pleaded Guilty To Killing Amish Teen, Linda Stoltzfoos

Linda Stoltzfoos and Justo Smoker
Linda Stoltzfoos and Justo Smoker Photo Credit: Lancaster County DA

The alleged killer of 17-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos has entered a guilt plea as part of a plea deal.

Justin Smoker, 35, of Lancaster, has entered a guilty plea for third degree murder among other charges as part of the deal.

"This is not a compromise," say Prosecutors.

He sentence will be between 35 1/2 and 71 years, with up to an additional 17 years for parole violations.

The family says they, "Will never be the same again."

Details about the plea agreement are still emerging. 

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