NEVADA, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — The man accused of stabbing a former star Iowa State golfer to death on a golf course wrote to a judge that he wants to plead guilty.
The Des Moines Register reports that 22-year-old Collin Richards wrote, "I would like to take care of my case, I would like to do whatever it is to move forward ending the case (plea) of guilty if it takes that thank you & sorry. I do plead guilty."
Richards is accused of killing Celia Barquín Arozamena on Sept. 17, 2018. She was found in a pond with multiple stab wounds, after other golfers on the course noticed her abandoned bag and called police.
Online court filings indicate a judge ordered Richards' attorneys to discuss the letter with him to see if he would like to arrange a hearing, and that the court would take no further action on the letter. Currently, Richards' trial is set to begin on Sept. 10.
He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.