The man, who had been charged with the killing of a University of Utah student, Mackenzie Lueck pleaded guilty to have aggravated the murder and desecration of a human body on Wednesday, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney, Sim Gill.
Gill also said that the plea deal takes the death penalty off the table. “Part of the plea agreement is that Ayoola Ajayi will spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole,” Gill said.
Lueck was last seen on 17th of June, 2019. Her body was found tied up to a canyon with a hole on the side of her head. The cause of Luek’s death has been stated as blunt force trauma to the skull, according to the medical examiner.
Prosecutors have said that photos of Lueck were found on Ajayi’s phone, although he claimed to have not known her. Police found burned items in his backyard that they believe to be Lueck’s.
The final sentencing Ayoola Ajayi is scheduled for October 23. Lueck’s parents were also informed of the plea deal.
“The entry of the pleas today starts the process of bringing some closure and a measure of justice to the Lueck family. Ajayi also pleaded guilty to a charge of Forcible Sex Abuse in a separate case,” Gill said.
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