An Oklahoma man admitted to fatally shooting a pastor whose wife also pleaded guilty to the murder earlier this year after saying the killing was her only escape from decades of abuse, his lawyer said Monday.
Kahlil Square, 27, entered the guilty plea a charge of first-degree murder last week, lawyer Tony Coleman said.
The plea is “blind,” meaning Square has no agreement with the district attorney’s office, Coleman said. He described the move as the “best strategy available to us.”
The Pontotoc County District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Kristie Evans, 49, was sentenced last month to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the March 22, 2021, murder of David Evans, her husband of 30 years and a pastor at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Ada.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Tim Stelloh