- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County man has admitted in court to killing his 18-year-old friend in 2013 with two iron skillets and a golf club.

The News Tribune reports (https://is.gd/BsPcwA ) Michael Breer pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Justin Morris. A Pierce County Superior Court sentenced him to 18 years and four months in prison.

In a plea deal with prosecutors, Breer agreed to lead police to his friend’s remains in a wooded area in unincorporated Pierce County. In exchange, prosecutors amended the charge to second-degree murder.

In July 2013, a friend of Breer’s called 911 to say Breer told him he had killed Morris and needed help disposing of the body. Detectives found evidence of a bloody encounter at Breer’s home. Prosecutors charged him that month with first-degree murder, even though no body was found at the time.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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