A Kansas City, Missouri, man has admitted in a Kansas court that he tried to kill a homeless shelter employee by slashing his throat.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported that 22-year-old Christopher McCay pleaded guilty in Douglas County to attempted first-degree murder.
He admitted that in March 2014 he used a steak knife from the Lawrence Community Shelter’s kitchen and stabbed 46-year-old Robert Shaner.
McCay had been a guest at the site.
He faces between a dozen and 54 years in prison, depending on the findings of his pre-sentence investigation.
McCay is due to appear next in court on February 12th.