Defendant in murder of apartment building manager turns down plea offer

By Dave Dellecese

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) - A man facing trial for raping and murdering an apartment building manager has rejected an offer to plead guilty to reduced charges.

In court yesterday, Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said 46-year-old Daniel Brown, of Norwich, was uninterested in accepting a plea to second-degree murder in exchange for a sentence of 25 years to life.

Brown, arrested in March, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape in an attack that left 45-year-old Tammy Periard of Norwich dead.

First-degree murder is punishable by a maximum sentence of life
imprisonment without parole.

Periard managed the property where Brown lived.

Her body was found on March 29, two days after family reported her missing.

Brown is being held without bail in the Chenango County jail.

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