A Victoria man has changed his plea today from not guilty to guilty for murdering another man in a Nanaimo shooting in April 2017.
Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Woody was charged with first-degree murder following the brazen shooting of Andrew McLean in the lobby of the Howard Johnson hotel.
On Friday, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder.
Pre-trial arguments began in October with a number of applications concerning the admissibility of evidence.
“Primary pieces of evidence against Mr. Woody was a confession, a series of statements he gave in custody. Once his statements were ruled voluntary by the court during pretrial proceedings then it became apparent the crown’s case was significant and I’m not surprised by the plea that was entered today,” said Frank Dubenski, Crown Counsel for the case.
Woody’s sentencing has been set for three days starting March 25.