Jason Madron admitted Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court that he stabbed a man to death on Fox Island last year after trying to rob him.
Madron, 31, faces a sentence of 16 to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jacob Glenn. He’s to be sentenced Jan. 6.
Glenn, 23, was fatally stabbed either the night of Nov. 20 or the early morning of Nov. 21, 2013, in the parking lot of the Fox Island Grocery and Deli. A customer stopping by for gas found his body the morning of Nov. 21.
Investigators later arrested Madron and Nevada Pettes, and prosecutors alleged they killed Glenn during a robbery.
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Madron admitted as much Tuesday, saying he and Pettes arranged to meet Glenn with the intention of taking drugs from him. He said a fight broke out during the robbery and he stabbed Glenn.
“I am truly sorry for my conduct, and I wish I could take it back,” Madron wrote in his plea paperwork.
There had been questions about Madron’s mental competence to stand trial, but a judge declared him competent after the defendant was evaluated at Western State Hospital.
Pettes, 33, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. His trial is set to begin Monday.