Updated: Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010, 5:28 PM CST
Published : Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010, 11:15 AM CST
BAY MINETTE, Alabama (WALA) - Troy MacDonald, the Baldwin County man accused of murdering 21-year-old Brianna Parish, has pleaded guilty to capital murder charges. This means the State will not seek the death penalty against him.
Parish went missing in November 2008 from the Bay House Pub in Daphne. Her body was found, naked from the waist down, three days later hidden under debris at a Daphne sewage plant.
"This murder was horrific and it brought an end to a young lady's life," said Daphne Police Captain Daniel Bell in December 2008.
Baldwin County District Attroney Judy Newcomb told FOX10 in 2008 that Parish had been raped or sodomized. Autopsy results showed she also suffered blunt force trauma and was strangled.
MacDonald was arrested a month later and charged with capital murder.
"We're glad he's behind bars and can't hurt anybody else and it was a small closure for us to get him behind bars and hopefully he'll stay there for the rest of his life," Parish's father told FOX10 at the time.
His trial is set for November 29.