The remains of Christopher Rossing was found in a fire pit in a cornfield about a year ago.
Nuttall was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and two counts of second-degree murder.
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One of two people charged in the 2014 death of a Wright County man has pleaded guilty.
Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Nuttall of Hutchinson was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and two counts of second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Rossing.
He pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree unintentional murder.
Rossing was last seen leaving Troubles bar in Howard Lake Aug. 23, 2014. A criminal complaint says Rossing and Nuttall had argued that night about a woman.
Thirty-three-year-old Gwen Butcher was also charged with second-degree aiding and abetting murder and second-degree aiding and abetting kidnapping. Court documents say Butcher told police that Nuttall beat Rossing and later claimed to have dropped him off at his home.
Human remains were later found in a fire pit and cornfield last fall at the couple's farmhouse near Hutchinson. Nuttall was arrested on Sept. 10, and Butcher was arrested two days later on felony obstruction charges.
“We found fragments of teeth and human bone on the defendant’s property, but we were not able to get any DNA because the body was burned so severely,” Wright County Attorney Tim Kelly said. “We were not able to get any positive identification as to who those remains belonged to. We have a pretty good idea. After today’s plea, it confirms what we believed all along.”
Because there wasn’t a body, Kelly said they had to settle for the “unintentional murder” charge.
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