Allen County, IN (WANE/CNN) - The man accused of killing and dismembering a 9-year-old Indiana girl right before Christmas pleaded guilty to the crime Friday.
Attorneys for 39-year-old Michael Plumadore, seen in the video above on his way into court Friday, accepted a plea deal with the Allen County prosecutor.
Plumadore admitted to hitting Aliahna Lemmon in the head with a brick and hacking up her body.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for next month.
The prosecutor says Plumadore would have faced the death penalty had the case gone to trial.
Instead, he may receive life in prison without parole.