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Man pleads guilty to first-degree murder of 86-year-old Oroville woman

The man accused of stabbing an 86-year-old woman to death pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with burglary on Monday.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2019 9:42 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The man accused of stabbing an 86-year-old woman to death pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with burglary on Monday. 

42-year-old Brian Scott Madding, an Oroville transient, plead to a charge of first-degree murder and admitted the murder was committed during the commission of a first degree burglary, Ramsey said.

Madding faces life in prison without parole.

During jury selection on Monday, District Attorney Mike Ramsey said that Madding changed his plea from not guilty to no contest.

Oroville police officers arrested Madding in May 2019.

RELATED: Authorities arrest suspect in connection to murder of 86-year-old Oroville woman

Family members found Greta Putnam dead inside her mobile home on November 8, 2018. The district attorney said he will be formally sentenced on December 19, 2019.

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