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Man pleads guilty to murder and mutilation of victim’s body

LA CORUNA, Michigan. — A Michigan man accused of killing another man and hanging the victim’s mutilated body from the ceiling pleaded guilty Thursday to murder, apparently against the advice of his attorneys.

Mark Latunski appeared in court in Shiawassee County nearly three years after 25-year-old Kevin Bacon was killed in Bennington Township, 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

A judge will hold a hearing on October 1. 18 to determine if the case will be classified as first or second degree murder. First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Police said Latunski, 52, admitted to killing Bacon, whom he had met through the dating app Grindr, and eating his body parts.

Defense attorney Mary Chartier was interested in pursuing an insanity defense at trial, MLive.com reported.

“While this is not an outcome that Mr. Krause and I think is in Mr. Latunski’s best interest, we have to follow Mr. Latunski’s wishes,” Chartier said, referring to co-counsel Kurt Krause. “We have discussed this issue and he has consistently been very clear, more than once, multiple times, about his choice and his reasoning.”

Latunski was initially declared incompetent to stand trial, but that status changed after mental health treatment.

“I’m glad we got a guilty plea,” prosecutor Scott Koerner said.


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