Homeless Woman Pleads Guilty to AC Stabbings

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013  |  Updated 12:27 PM EDT
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Antoinette Pelzer appeared in court Tuesday for allegedly stabbing two women to death in Atlantic City on Monday. Police say Pelzer used a 12-inch butcher knife to stab the two Canadian tourists. NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports

NBC10 Philadelphia -Ted Greenberg

Antoinette Pelzer appeared in court Tuesday for allegedly stabbing two women to death in Atlantic City on Monday. Police say Pelzer used a 12-inch butcher knife to stab the two Canadian tourists. NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports

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A homeless woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the fatal stabbings of a Canadian mother and daughter who were visiting Atlantic City last year.

The Press of Atlantic City reports
45-year-old Antoinette Pelzer entered her pleas Friday afternoon.

Authorities say Pelzer stabbed 80-year-old Po Lin Wan and 47-year-old Alice Mei See Leung
to death during a robbery attempt in May 2012. Pelzer allegedly attacked Leung with a 12-inch butcher knife then turned on Wan when she tried to intervene. The Scarborough, Ontario women each died at a hospital.

Pelzer's public defender previously said her client had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Pelzer, of Philadelphia, could face two consecutive life sentences under the terms of her plea agreement. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.

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