Man Pleads Guilty for Killing Great Grandmother - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Man Pleads Guilty for Killing Great Grandmother

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A man changes his plea to guilty in court Friday for killing his great grandmother.

Robert Thompson, 19, is charged with deliberate homicide with weapons enhancement. Last July, Billings Police responded to the homicide of 77-year-old Shirley Lawrence. They also noticed her car and television set were missing from the scene. The next day, police arrested Thompson in Colorado. He admitted to beating and stabbing his great grandmother.

The maximum sentence he could get is life in prison and two to ten years for use of a dangerous weapon. His sentencing is set for March 27th.

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