RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Utah man has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in the killing of a suburban New York equestrian and wounding of his partner.

A spokesman for Suffolk County prosecutors on eastern Long Island said Brett Knight pleaded guilty Wednesday in county court in Riverhead.

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State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro said he would sentence Knight to 22 years to life in prison. Prosecutors wanted a 35-years-to-life sentence.

Knight, originally from Midvale, Utah, admitted to the September 2013 fatal shooting of Ross Reisner of Setauket. Reisner’s partner, Kevin Murray, was wounded.

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Prosecutors said the killing followed a dispute between Knight and the men. Knight had previously lived in the Setauket home, but was evicted. Knight also suspected the men told a former employer about a baseless wrongful termination lawsuit.

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