Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oklahoma "boyfriend" pleads guilty to murdering pregnant woman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend and the fetus.

Eric Phan faces life in prison either with or without the possibility of parole after entering the plea Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court.

Phan was arrested Nov. 28 after a friend told police in Bethany he'd confessed to killing Lauren Barnes.Barnes had been reported missing less than a week earlier after telling her family she was going to talk to Phan.

Her body was found Nov. 30 in a shallow grave in Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma City

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