Man pleads guilty in slayings of 2 Kentucky women

May 11, 2022 GMT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man charged with killing two Kentucky women has pleaded guilty a week before his trial was set to begin.

Juan Paulo Flores-Jarada, 40, appeared in Warren Circuit Court on Monday and entered the plea to two counts of murder, the Daily News reported. He was charged in the 2018 deaths of Deloris Hampton-Stacker, 62, and Karen L. Burks, 53, whose bodies were found inside Burks’ Bowling Green apartment.

Public defender James Rhorer said his client had a disagreement with the women “about money and/or drugs,” and that he ”did cause the deaths of the two victims by stabbing them.”

Flores-Jarada said through an interpreter that he agreed with his lawyer’s narrative.

The plea agreement recommends he serve 40 years in prison. Sentencing was set for June 28.