Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Utah man pleads guilty to killing Lisa Chambers 26 years ago

The Idaho Statesman reports that Wesley Allan Tuttle, aged 55, has pleaded guilty to the killing of Lisa Chambers, age 14.

The body of Ms Chambers, who was intellectually disabled, was found in a frozen cornfied on November 25, 1982. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

A blood test in 2007 identified the DNA of Tuttle as a match with the bodily fluids found on Ms Chambers. At the time of the test, he was serving a sentence in a Utah prison for an unrelated 1983 murder. Tuttle has been sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Ms Chambers.

When questioned by the judge about the murder, Tuttle said, it is reported, "I don't know," ... "I don't remember'' ... "What my intentions were, I have no idea," adding only that he was full of rage at the time.