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Larry Kensinger/contributor IN COURT: John Robert Freeman Jr., charged in the murder of 5-year-old Isabella Tennant, stands with his attorney Robert Viola Monday in Niagara County Court.

Accused child killer John Freeman, in a stunning move, pled guilty to two counts in the murder of 5-year-old Isabella Tenant during a hearing Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

He pled to the charges he was facing — second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 5.

Freeman was in court Wednesday to hear a ruling from Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III on whether his defense in the Tennant murder case would be able to use a so-called "insanity defense."

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