By Associated Press - Saturday, August 1, 2015

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - A Riverside County man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a young mother and then setting her house on fire while her 3-year-old son slept.

Marquise Denzell McGlown of Hemet pleaded guilty Friday to all the charges against him, including murder, in a deal he made with prosecutors in order to avoid the death penalty.

The Press-Enterprise reports ( ) that the 25-year-old McGlown will be sentenced to life in prison without parole at a hearing set for Friday.

Prosecutors originally sought the death penalty in the case, which had been set for trial in September.

McGlown admitted to raping and killing 23-year-old Shanae Wesley on Halloween in 2012 after a mutual friend introduced them. A neighbor rescued Wesley’s sleeping son after McGlown set fire to her Murrieta apartment.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise,

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