Neurauter pleads guilty to first-degree murder in wife’s killing engaged in a long-term campaign of parental alienation
Part of Lloyd Neurauter’s admission in a hearing Friday morning in Steuben County Court was that he had engaged in a long-term campaign of parental alienation, manipulating daughter Karrie Neurauter in believing that he was the good, trustworthy parent and that her mother was unstable.
He also admitted to threatening to kill himself if Karrie, who has already pleaded guilty to assisting in the killing, did not go along with his plans.
Baker said that creates the possibility, which he is open to, of revisiting Karrie’s plea agreement and reducing the charge to manslaughter, given the level of mental manipulation Lloyd Neurauter admitted to.
Lloyd Neurauter, with the assistance of his daughter Karrie Neurauter, killed Michele in 2017 and disguised her death as a suicide.