Suspect in 2018 Pulaski County strangulation case pleads guilty

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) – The suspect in a Pulaski County murder has changed his plea to guilty.

Photo: Pulaski County Detention Center

Bradley McMahan went before a judge Friday for a change of plea hearing.

Bradley McMahan is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend’s mother.  Police say the victim’s grandchildren, aged 11 and 14 were in the home at the time, and witnessed that attack.

The children were able to identify McMahan as the suspect because Davis was able to pull off the mask he was wearing before she was killed.

Shortly after the 2018 homicide, attorneys entered a not guilty plea for McMahan. Since then, McMahan has remained in the Pulaski County Detention Center on a one million dollar bond.

Friday, he pleaded guilty to murder and burglary.

McMahan has pleaded guilty before. In Tennessee, he entered a guilty plea to assault charges after attacking the ex-girlfriend involved in this case. An emergency protective order was placed against McMahan in the incident.

McMahan will be sentenced on March 26. He is facing life in prison with the opportunity for parole in 25 years.