Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Alan Outman, 23, of Binghamton plead guilty to First Degree Murder in Broome County Court.
Outman admitted to killing David Fillers, 21, of the Town of Dickinson on New Years Day.
The Broome County District Attorney's Office says Outman forcibly sexually abused and then intentionally caused the death of Fillers.
Fillers family reported him missing after he did not return home from spending New Years Eve with friends in downtown Binghamton.
Fillers became separated from the group but later called to say he was in Vestal.
Fillers body was found around 5 am on January 2, 2012 behind the Quality Inn in the Town of Vestal.
Outman and Fillers were described as acquaintances who had both graduated from Chenango Valley High School.
"At first we weren't considering a plea deal, but this is the only set way to make sure he gets punished for what he did and it's the most punishment he could have received from New York State. We are as happy as we can be," said David's brother, Jon Fillers.
Jon went on to say, "There isn't total justice because you can't bring him back. Our family thinks this is the best decision. We knew he did it, he knew he did it. It's a good thing he admitted to it."
Outman's Attorney Mark Loughran tells Action News, "Alan accepted responsibility for what happened on New Year's Eve and our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of David Fillers."
As part of the plea, Outman will be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on November 16, 2012.