Man pleads guilty to knife attack at Kansas shelter

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago January 09, 2016 Jan 9, 2016 Saturday, January 09 2016 Saturday, January 09, 2016 1:59:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man has admitted in a Kansas court that he tried to kill a homeless shelter employee by slashing his throat.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported that 22-year-old Christopher McCay pleaded guilty in Douglas County to attempted first-degree murder.

He admitted that in March 2014 he used a steak knife from the Lawrence Community Shelter's kitchen and stabbed 46-year-old Robert Shaner.

McCay had been a guest at the site.

He faces between a dozen and 54 years in prison, depending on the findings of his pre-sentence investigation.

McCay is due to appear next in court on Feb. 12.

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