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Man pleads guilty for his role in NYC party death

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Man pleads guilty for his role in NYC party death

A man has pleaded guilty for his role in the beating and stabbing death of a party guest at a luxury Manhattan apartment.

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Tuesday that Lawrence Dilione of Jersey City, New Jersey has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Related: Man gets prison for murder at luxury NYC apartment

Joseph Comunale (kahm-yoo-NAHL’-ee) of Stamford, Connecticut died in November 2016 at an Upper East Side apartment.

Authorities say partygoers were drinking and using cocaine.

Related: 2 men face murder charges in NYC death of Connecticut man

Comunale’s body was shoved out of a window and stuffed in a car trunk. It was taken to Oceanport, New Jersey, where it was torched and buried in a makeshift grave.

Dilione will be sentenced on Feb. 6.

Another defendant, James Rackover, was sentenced last month to 29 years to life in prison.

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