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Utah County man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend and her son

Posted at 10:25 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 00:26:38-04

UTAH COUNTY — The man accused of killinghis girlfriend and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Christopher Poulson and the Utah County Attorney's Office reached a plea deal — he pleaded guilty to one count of murder and one count of manslaughter, the attorney's office announced. His original charges were two counts of aggravated murder, one count of obstruction of justice, and two counts of desecration of a human body.

Police believe that in September 2015, Poulson killed his girlfriend Emily Quijano and her 3-year-old son Gabriel.

The attorney's office stated that Poulson will cooperate in the search for their bodies.

His sentencing is scheduled for Sep. 26 in Provo.