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Man pleads guilty in murder of homeless man

The Star Tribune reported that a Minneapolis man who admitted to killing a homeless man last summer has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Jon Fitzgerald Posey, 44, beat and killed Brian Wayne Lumbar, 47, with a baseball bat in a homeless camp in August of last year.

FOX 9 News reported that Posey is due to be sentenced on April 8 at the Hennepin County District Courthouse.

Posey said in an interview with police that he thought Lumbar was going to killed him. He then planned the attack and killed Lumbar as he was trying to flee, hitting him repeatedly over the head with the bat. (Fox 9)

The body of the victim was found in a commercial district on the 600 block of Olson Highway, near downtown Minneapolis.

When Posey was found by police with bloody shoes, he said he was going to "make their job easier", and confessed to the crime. (Star Tribune)