Man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old eastern Idaho woman

Posted: 11:03 AM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-18 17:03:45Z

An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.

The Post Register reports 21-year-old Jameion Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in the death of Lisa Stukey -- as part of a plea agreement that would take the death penalty off the table.

Hernandez is facing a minimum sentence of ten years in prison.

In a recording of the hearing, he said he had confronted Stukey -- who he blamed for his family's financial struggles -- on June 16th of last year, after drinking alcohol.

Hernandez said he originally meant to only burglarize the woman’s home.

Hernandez told investigators he hit Stukey on the head with a baseball bat “multiple times.”

His sentencing is scheduled for July 16th in Bonneville County.

(by Associated Press)