A Wichita man about to go to trial for killing his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Thirty-five-year-old Yusef Samad Sr. pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and several other charges in the July 2009 death of Mechelle Reed. His trial on a first-degree murder charge this week.
Prosecutors say he stabbed Reed to death at her home while her 12-year-old son was nearby. Reed filed several requests for protection from abuse from Samad before her death.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Samad has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He will be sentenced April 11.