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Man On Trial In Girlfriend's Killing Pleads Guilty

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man who authorities say strangled his girlfriend to keep the mother of five from implicating him in a stabbing has pleaded guilty in the middle of his murder trial.

Authorities say 26-year-old Jahleel Hoskins strangled 26-year-old Latrice Maze to prevent her from telling police about the non-fatal stabbing. Relatives reported Maze missing March 20, and her remains haven't been found.

Hoskins pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and evidence tampering. He was on trial on an open murder charge, which could have led to a conviction for first-degree murder.

A sentencing date wasn't immediately scheduled.

In November, a judge sentenced Hoskins to 25 to 75 years in prison for assault with intent to do great bodily harm for attacking Kenneth Harris in a parking lot Feb. 19.

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