Sedalia man pleads guilty in trailer park slaying

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, December 06 2014 Dec 6, 2014 Saturday, December 06, 2014 4:35:52 PM CST December 06, 2014 in News
By: Associated Press

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - A 66-year-old Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman whose remains were discovered in a trailer park and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

The Sedalia Democrat reports Joseph Arbeiter pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 35-year-old Mandy Black earlier this year.

He pleaded guilty in a separate case to sexual assault and several other charges involving an attack on a neighbor. Arbeiter was in jail for that April 30 attack when trailer park maintenance workers who were cleaning out his home found two human arms inside a metal box.

Sheriff's deputies found additional human remains in several shallow graves in a wooded area near the trailer.

Arbeiter said Friday he killed Black in mid-February.

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