KANSAS CITY, Kan. —- (WDAF) -- The father of a seven-year-old Kansas City, Kan., boy, whose remains were found in a livestock pen around Thanksgiving 2015 pleaded guilty Friday in Wyandotte County to one count of 1st degree murder for the death of his son.
Michael Jones, 46, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 3rd.
In November, the stepmother of the boy known as A.J., was sentenced to life in prison for the little boy’s brutal death.
Heather Jones, 31, accepted a plea agreement, admitting to the murder of her stepson Adrian, whom they called A.J. They also say she admitted to denying the boy food, chaining him up and tasering him.
The day before Thanksgiving 2015, police were called to the home when Heather Jones reported her husband, Michael Jones attacked and fired a gun at her. Heather told detectives Michael killed his son and disposed of his body in a livestock pen.
Heather was sentenced to life behind bars, a hard 25 years, meaning she has to serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. She also faces an additional 68 months for other charges.
For Michael Jones, he faced an upgraded, premeditated murder charge which carries a minimum 50-year prison sentence if he’s convicted.