GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Montgomery County Officials announced Monday morning that Lawrence Sakkestad pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2019 death of Jennifer Sparks.
According to court documents, Sakkestad admitted to bludgeoning Sparks to death with a pipe wrench and slitting her throat.READ MORE: The Ravens Gambled And It Cost Them
Police responded on September 9, 2019 to 20037 Dunstable Circle, Germantown, where they found Sakkestad completely naked and covered in blood. They found Sparks’ body in a bathroom with a hole in her forehead and her throat slit. She was pronounced dead on the scene.READ MORE: Maryland's Health Department Compromised After Cyberattack
The 911 caller was Sparks’ friend, who found her body. The friend left Sparks and Sakkestad alone in Sparks’ apartment, where they reportedly consumed drugs and were intimate. When she returned, Sparks was dead.
Sakkestad admitted that Sparks did nothing to instigate the attack and that voices in his head told him to do it.MORE NEWS: Siakam Scores 31 To Help Raptors Beat Wizards 102-90
He is set to be sentenced on August 27 and pursuant to a plea agreement, Sakkestad will serve a life sentence.