LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing his ex-girlfriend and dismembering her body.
According to the Herald-Leader newspaper, 27-year-old Patrick Ryan Jones entered the plea on Wednesday.
Jones was charged with the 2016 murder of 20-year-old Haley Bourgeois, who was the mother is his child.
Parts of Bourgeois’ dismembered body were found in dumpsters around Malabu Drive.
She died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to the coroner. Investigators say she was beaten with a wrench.
Under the plea agreement, Jones faces 30 years in prison, according to the newspaper.