- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man who strangled his girlfriend and then attempted to dissolve her body in acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts a plea deal.

28-year-old Jason Hart pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the strangulation of Regan Jolley in June 2013.

The Spokesman-Review says Hart has been in custody since authorities discovered Jolley’s body in the garage of a Nine Mile Falls home.

Hart, a military veteran, says he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and told psychologists he used marijuana, prescription painkillers and heroin. Investigators found a DVD copy of the television series “Breaking Bad” in Hart’s residence. In that show, a body is disposed of by placing it in corrosive acid.

A sentencing hearing in the case is tentatively scheduled in late October.


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