Airman pleads guilty to murder at Air Force base near Omaha
An airman has pleaded guilty to charges that he killed another airman at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha.
Officials say Airman 1st Class Timothy Wilsey entered the plea Thursday to a charge of premeditated murder. It carries a sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutors say he strangled 20-year-old Airman 1st Class Rhianda Dillard on Aug. 1, 2016. She joined the Air Force after graduating high school near Biloxi, Mississippi.
Three days before Dillard's body was found in a dormitory, Wilsey was recorded by surveillance cameras walking into it with Dillard and leaving alone a short time later.
Wilsey was arrested 11 days later in Emporia, Virginia. An investigator says a journal written by Wilsey found on him at the time of his arrest described the killing in lurid detail.