BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A Liberty Township man has pleaded guilty to three charges in the death of a 23-year-old West Chester woman, WCPO media partner The Journal-News reports.
Michael Strouse, 29, appeared at a hearing Tuesday and pleaded guilty to murder, menacing by stalking and gross abuse of a corpse.
Strouse admitted to placing a plastic wrap over the head of Ellen “Ellie” Weik, killing her, wrapping her in a blanket and placing her body in a field across from his house.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 17. He faces 17.5 years to life in prison.