Accused burglar admits to fatally beating homeowner

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man has admitted to manslaughter after fatally beating another man during a burglary.

In July 2015, Kevin Schwartz, 47, was burglarizing the Cheektowaga home of Lawrence Cassata, 67, when he beat the man to death.

Schwartz was indicted on the manslaughter charge in January.

When he is sentenced for his crime in September, Schwartz could spend up to 25 years in prison.

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