Le Center man pleads guilty to second-degree murder
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 7:19 PM CDT
LE CENTER, Minn. (KEYC) - A Le Center man accused of killing his father before setting their home on fire has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Hardy Robert Wills-Traxler, 27, was charged with second-degree murder and arson in January 2021 after he reportedly confessed to stabbing his father, Bruce Alan Traxler, 64.
Wills-Traxler appeared in Le Sueur County District Court Friday, where he pleaded guilty to murder.
The arson charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Wills-Traxler now faces up to 25 years in prison with credit for the time he’s already served.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18.
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