Man Pleads Guilty To Beating Girlfriend to Death


A Rockford man, accused in the beating death of his girlfriend, admitted on Tuesday that he did it.

Kurt Knutson, 40, pleaded guilty to first degree murder in court.  Opening statements were supposed to begin, but he changed his plea instead.

Knutson killed 27 year-old Samantha Therriault in 2012.  He’s set to be sentenced May 31.

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