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Burglary suspect incriminates himself in court

LOCKPORT – A 42-year-old homeless man officially pleaded not guilty to a burglary indictment in State Supreme Court Friday, but he made incriminating statements in open court despite the best efforts of his attorney and the judge to get him to shut up.

Kevin J. Horton is charged with attempted second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools in connection with an attempt to enter an apartment in the City of Lockport on June 27.

Horton kept trying to explain the incident despite the urgings of Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. and Assistant Public Defender A. Joseph Catalano to stop talking. Horton said he tried to get into the wrong apartment and had no aggressive intent.

In another burglary case Friday, Stefon K. Knighton, 18, of 17th Street, Niagara Falls, denied charges of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny. He is accused of breaking into a house on 27th Street in the Falls on June 11.