Alex Deaton pleads guilty in Kansas - - Jackson, MS

Alex Deaton pleads guilty in Kansas

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rankin County man, who was at the center of a nationwide manhunt, pleaded guilty in a Kansas courtroom Friday.

Deaton pleaded guilty to attempted 1st degree murder and aggravated robbery. He was apprehended in Kansas March 1, following a nationwide manhunt that involved the killing of his girlfriend and another Mississippi woman.

In Mississippi, he's charged with the murder his girlfriend, 30-year-old Heather Robinson, the murder of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter in a Neshoba County church, and aggravated assault for shooting a jogger in Castlewoods.

Deaton is now being sent to a Kansas hospital for a mental health evaluation.

RELATED: Alex Deaton waives right to preliminary hearing in Kansas

On June 2, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Deaton now awaits sentencing on October 16.

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