Rochester, N.Y. - Joseph Myles pled guilty Thursday to killing a man and seriously wounding two other women in a 2011 crime spree.
Myles faced nine separate charges, but the plea offer only involves the three most serious counts - murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The deal offered by prosecutors will keep Myles behind bars for 40 years to life. He will be sentenced June 26th.
Myles killed Cameron Conyer, 23, after slashing the man's throat in November 2011. His mother, Mary Conyer, was also attacked and survived. Myles dated Mary Conyer for 8 years but the relationship had ended. Still, he went to her Clifford Avenue home seeking money for drugs. When Cameron Conyer opened the door, Myles killed the 23-year old, disabled man who worked at the ARC of Monroe County. Mary Conyer was able to fight off an attack, and identified Myles to police.
In court Thursday, Myles said of the attack on Cameron Conyer, "I'm at fault... I don't want to drag them through a trial. I was wrong." He added later that he could handle a trial and didn't want to face the surviving victims.
And of the attack on Mary Conyer he said, "I cut Mary Conyer with a box cutter and I am guilty of that."
When asked why he attacked them Myles did not have a reason. There was not a fight. He said that he was high and had taken some pills and "it just happened".
The next day, Myles slashed Schulunda Imes, a clerk who was working to find housing for the homeless.
Imes' husband was in court Thursday to hear Myles apologize and take responsibility for his actions.
"He turned around and looked me in the eyes as a man and told me he is sorry twice," Jester Imes said. "So I'll go back and relay that to my wife and hopefully start the healing process."
Had he gone to trail Myles faced up to 75 years to life if convicted on his original charges.