Man accused of 2016 killing pleads guilty

CHANDLER, Ariz. - A man accused of killing an acquaintance in Chandler two days after being released from jail in 2016 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Nick Sublasky also pleaded guilty to six other charges in the death of Steve Hogart and will be sentenced Nov. 16.
    
The 42-year-old Sublasky was originally charged with first-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault.
    
According to court records, he threatened to harm the 44-year-old Hogart, who Sublasky believed was romantically involved with his girlfriend while he was in jail.
    
Police say they found Hogarth's body in the backyard of a Chandler home with multiple gunshot wounds.
    
Several witnesses told police that Sublasky made threats against Hogarth in the days between his jail release and the August 2016 shooting.
 

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