Man pleads to attempted murder with an American flag
April 11, 2013
A San Luis Obispo man who attempted to murder a 90-year-old woman with an American flag pleaded no contest Wednesday to attempted murder. [Tribune]
Under the plea agreement, Brennen Fulfer, 26, will receive a 13-year sentence.
According to court testimony, Fulfer had been having homicidal thoughts for weeks prior to the 2009 incident and laid out a plan to commit a murder. Fulfer broke into Mildred Maddelein’s mobile home, struck her several times and attempted to smother her with an American flag before he choked her to unconsciousness.
He then went to the San Luis Obispo Police department and said “I think I just killed someone.”
His attorney had argued Fulfer was incompetent to stand trial because of his autism. In Sept., the court ruled Fulfer was competent.
Fulfer is slated to be sentenced on June 12.