BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A south-central Kentucky woman has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing an expectant mother and taking her baby last year.
Kathy Coy of Morgantown entered the plea Friday in Warren Circuit Court as family and friends of the victim, 21-year-old Jamie Stice, looked on, all wearing pink ribbons.
An emotional Coy pleaded to three counts – murder, capital kidnapping and kidnapping. She is set to be sentenced March 1.
As part of the plea deal, she will receive life in prison without parole.
Stice's remains were found off a dirt road in Warren County near Bowling Green less than a day after she was seen leaving her house with Coy.
The baby boy survived the attack.
Coy had been set for a 2013 trial.
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