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Man pleads guilty to multiple felonies after stabbing woman last March

Posted at 8:00 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 08:16:58-04

LANSING, Mich. — 
The man accused of stabbing a woman multiple times last March has pleaded guilty.

Samuel Johnathon-Elwood Bush told the court what he did to the woman, gruesome details that landed him those multiple felony charges, including intent to murder.

"You said you did intend to murder her. But what did you do with the knife to her body?" Judge Joyce Draganchuk asked.

"I stabbed her...repeatedly," Bush said.

"Repeatedly in the face?"

"Yes."

That was Samuel Bush's telling the court what happened last March. Bush says he broke into the then 23-year old's house when he was on drugs. It started with the two talking, her getting him a glass of water and then leaving. But when she came back, Bush says he was naked and somehow holding a knife

"After we were done having intercourse--" Bush said.

"No, after you were done having non-consensual penetration, also known as rape," Draganchuk said with Bush answering, "yes."

The woman then tried to fight him off but Bush strangled her and hit her with a dresser drawer in the head and shoulders two-to-three times, breaking it.

"Were you intending to commit the crime of murder?" Draganchuk asked him.

"Yes your honor," he answered.

Bush will serve no less than 35 years in prison. He did have a mental health evaluation, it was determined he was not legally insane and does not have a mental illness.

Blood tests show Bush had traces of cocaine and THC in his system.

He will be sentenced on June 12th.

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