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Lawyer claims client was coerced into helping with Fulton County murder

Mark Mulholland
Created: May 12, 2021 08:01 PM

He's being tried for murder in the first-degree. Georgios Kakavelos could go to prison for life if he's convicted for his role in the 2019 death of Allyzibeth Lamont. However, his lawyer says the only thing his client's guilty of is wanting to protect his family.

Lamont's body was found in a shallow grave in the woods off Exit 13 of the Northway.

Police and prosecutors say the 22-year-old Gloversville woman, whose friends called her "Ally," was put there by Kakavelos, who is the owner of a Johnstown sub shop, and James Duffy, the shop's manager.

The way the district attorney describes it, Kakavelos wanted Lamont dead because she was complaining to the Department of Labor about his failure to pay overtime, so he paid Duffy to help him kill her.

Duffy pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, and will get 18 years to life if he testifies against Kakavelos.

During opening arguments, prosecutors described how the two men worked together to murder Lamont and conceal her body.

Hear why Kakavelos' attorney says his client is actually a victim by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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