OGDEN -- The man accused of trying to murder his father-in-law on Father's Day pleaded guilty to a judge.
Charles Richard Jennings, 35, accepted a plea deal from prosecutors on Thursday in the 2nd District Court of Ogden. In exchange for pleading guilty, but mentally ill, to felony charges of attempted murder, aggravated burglary and possession of a dangerous weapon, two aggravated robbery charges were dismissed, according to court documents.
Jennings could face 10 years to life in prison for the first-degree felonies, according to court documents. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 23.
On June 16, Father's Day, Jennings burst into the St. James the Just Catholic Church and shot 66-year-old James Evans in the head.
Jennings then stole a truck from a nearby resident at gunpoint and fled north where he was shortly caught by police in Box Elder County after the truck ran out of gas. Evans survived the attack.
In September, Jennings was found mentally competent to stand trial, although his defense claimed he was not and needed to be examined by professionals.
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