Lewis Lent confesses to 1992 death of MA teen

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff and WNYT

The man serving time for the death of Sara Anne Wood, who went disappeared from a quiet road near her home in Frankfort in 1993, has now confessed to the death of another teen.

Convicted killer Lewis Lent has confessed to the death of a Massachusetts teen more than 20 years ago, according to Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni.

Jamie Lusher, 16, was headed to his grandmother's house on his bicycle when he vanished in November 1992. The only sign that has turned up since that day is the teen's bike, which was later found in the woods.

Lent, a former handyman and janitor from North Adams, was convicted of the 1990 killing of 12-year-old Jimmy Bernardo of Pittsfield. He also pleaded guilty to the 1993 abduction and slaying of Wood, whose body was never found.

The District Attorney announced Lent's confession at a news conference Monday. He says a search for Lusher's remains will take place at a pond in Becket.

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