Man Suspected Of Killing Woman, Children May Plead Guilty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 31-year-old man suspected of killing a mother and her two young children in a Canon City home is expected to plead guilty.

The Canon City Daily Record reports a motion filed Wednesday states Jaacob Van Winkle wants to plead guilty to all charges against him, including multiple counts of murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Van Winkle, a sex offender from Indiana, is accused of fatally stabbing 35-year-old Mandy Folsom, 9-year-old Marissa and 5-year-old Mason on March 9. Police were responding to a report of a sexual assault from a teenage girl when they found the bodies. The girl escaped and ran to a neighbor's home.

Investigators say Folsom and Van Winkle had broken up two weeks before the murders.

Van Winkle is scheduled to appear in court June 30.

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