WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death after the couple was evicted from a hotel pleaded no contest in her killing.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says Eric J. Avila, 40, pleaded Tuesday to second-degree murder and kidnapping in the killing of Alina Burkman, 35. She was stabbed in March during a fight with Avila in a K-Mart parking lot.
Avila also was stabbed during the argument and was arrested after recovering from critical injuries.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/ZsnMo7 ) Avila was originally charged with first-degree premeditated murder. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 27.
Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com