A West Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday in the stomping death of a 63-year-old neighbor.
Kareem Mosley, 24, entered the open guilty plea - meaning the defense and prosecution did not negotiate terms of the plea - before Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner, who set sentencing for May 28.
Assistant District Attorney Jan McDermott said Mosley faces 20 to 40 years in prison based on his plea.
Mosley was charged in the Dec. 29, 2012, death of Richard Eley, who lived for eight months after the attack in the vestibule of his house in the 800 block of South Vogdes Street. During that time, Eley was unconscious, and his limbs atrophied and contracted.