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Man pleads guilty to raping, killing Shaker Hts. woman inside her home

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William D. Hammons in court William D. Hammons in court
Sharon Anderson-Norfus (Source: Calhoun Funeral Home) Sharon Anderson-Norfus (Source: Calhoun Funeral Home)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The man accused of raping and killing a Shaker Heights woman inside her home has pleaded guilty.

William Hammons pleaded guilty on Friday to rape, kidnapping and other charges in the death of Sharon Anderson Norfus on or about May 4, 2012.

Co-workers went to Anderson-Norfus' apartment after the 60-year-old failed to show up for work at Saks at Beachwood Mall. Management let the co-workers inside the apartment, and they found her body.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner says she was strangled.

Hammons faces up to life in prison. He will be sentenced on August 12.

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