A former upstate New York sub shop manager has pleaded guilty to helping the store’s owner kill a 22-year-old employee because she was “causing problems” for him over owed waged, according to authorities.

On April 30, James Duffy, 35, of Johnstown, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the death of Allyzibeth Lamont of Gloversville on Oct. 28, 2019 at Local Substation No. 9, a sub shop in Johnstown, online court records show.

Shortly after Lamont was killed, Duffy said in a court-filed statement to investigators that owner Georgios Kakavelos, 52, of Ballston Spa, told him that Lamont “was causing problems for him at the labor board” because he owed her money, according to The Daily Gazette.

Duffy, who was the store’s manager, told investigators that they spent three days planning the killing, The Daily Gazette reports.

Their April 2020 indictment states that Kakavelos “paid James A. Duffy to kill or assist him in killing Allyzibeth A. Lamont” in Johnstown, The Leader-Herald reports.

On the night of Oct. 28, 2019, Duffy attacked Lamont with a baseball bat inside the sub shop, the court papers state.

Kakavelos was on hand with a garbage bag, Duffy told investigators.

She died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head, New York State Police said at the time.

Lamont was immediately reported missing.

Her body was found three days later in a shallow grave off of a highway exit in Malta, The Leader-Herald reports.

Kakavelos and Duffy allegedly tried to cover up her killing by burying her in a shallow grave covered with branches and fertilizer, which they thought would make her body decompose faster, the prosecutor said, the Times Union reports.

On Oct. 31, 2019, Kakavelos and Duffy were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse.

In April 2020, Kakavelos was indicted on charges of first- and second-degree murder, second-degree conspiracy, two counts of concealment of a human corpse and six counts of tampering with physical evidence, The Leader-Herald reports.

He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Duffy was indicted on charges of first- and second-degree murder, second-degree conspiracy, two counts of concealment of a human corpse and four counts of tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment states that at about 5:20 p.m. on the night Lamont was killed, Kakavelos bought lawn fertilizer, work gloves, pants and a sweatshirt and three hours later, bought duct tape, plastic sheeting, towels and bleach.

Duffy agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge of second-degree murder, The Daily Gazette reports.

He had initially pleaded not guilty and will be sentenced in July.

Kakavelos’ trial is scheduled to begin on Monday.

43 thoughts on “Restaurant Owner Had Employee Killed to Avoid Paying Her”
  1. Wow, is this another first for our Liberal State of New York. Work your employees and when they demand to be paid their rightful wages you have them Killed. Interesting business strategy. May the poor women’s Soul RIP and her family get through this terrible time.

    To the murderer’s, may you two get the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    1. Sounds like a chapter in the fredo senior cuomo mob boss playbook. He killed thousands of seniors. What’s another one right?

  2. This is outrageous! The killer might get second degree murder to roll over on the key defendant, but the orchestrator of the crime should get murder 1 and a death penalty!

  3. You cannot tell me that the current Battle between GOOD vs Evil isn’t raging right now. People have no conscience about killing another human being…none whatsoever. And they plan it all out from beginning to end — so some fat arrogant pig of a boss doesn’t have to pay an employee monies he owes her??? Dear God. Not only are those two full of 100% EVIL, they should be sentenced to the same death she had, but at a much slower pace so they will suffer every wack of the bat. No fast death for them, just a lingering, painful death with her face flashing in front of their eyes, over and over and over until it is the last thing they see before death.

    Yes, those two snakes were probably the kids who kicked puppies and pulled cat’s tails. No one liked them nor cared about them then. Evil had entered their lives at very young ages and now Evil will grab their black withered souls as their last struggling breath expires. Evil loves stories like these. Watch out for it. Too many people have accepted it as a companion, it is not. It’s more of a predator and you are its prey!

  4. I just hope they are not released by some stupid DA who doesn’t know his job nor his responsibility to the people of Ohio.

  5. I just hope that some stupid DA who neither knows his job nor his responsibility to the people of Ohio, releases them!

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  7. Some sick and evil people around these days.Killing somebody for causing problems that you caused yourself by not paying her wages.How evil is that?

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