Topeka man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man pleaded guilty in the death of the mother of his child at their home.

Trevor William Adkins entered the plea Tuesday to intentional second-degree murder of 22-year-old Lacie Atchison.

Adkins was originally charged with premeditated first-degree murder after Atchison’s body was found at the top of a wheelchair ramp outside their home in September. Officers went to the home when neighbors reported seeing a naked man fighting with another man in the neighborhood.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1vc5W8p ) Adkins also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of battery of a neighbor.

As part of the plea, a charge of endangering a child was dismissed. The couple’s young daughter was inside the home but was not hurt.

 

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