UPDATE: Suspect in stabbing death pleads guilty

Larkin Neely has been found competent to stand trial on charges of open murder and armed robbery in the May 2017 stabbing death of Kevin Wirth in Lansing. (Lansing Police Department)
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LANSING, MI (WILX) A plea agreement has been made between the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office and Larkin Neely, a man who stabbed to death another man 26 times.

Neely pled guilty, but mentally ill Tuesday in Ingham County Circuit Court to second degree murder and armed robbery.

The agreed upon sentence was made at 30 to 60 years.

Neely was convicted of killing Kevin Wirth during an incident that occurred in a Lansing home on May 21, 2017, said Scott Hughes, a prosecutor’s office spokesman.

He was arrested in Detroit on May 22, 2017, less than 24 hours after the Wirth was found dead in his home in Lansing. Police say they found Wirth's blood on clothes in a dumpster outside Neely's Detroit home. They say they also found DNA evidence in the Radisson hotel room where Neely was staying in Lansing.

Wirth texted a friend a few hours before he was killed, saying he'd met a man at the Nuthouse bar in Lansing and invited him home. He said the man was making him uncomfortable and he feared for his life. He said he was setting the alarm on his house. The alarm went off shortly before 7am. Police found Wirth dead in his living room when they arrived. He had 26 stab wounds.

Neely’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 2 in circuit court before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in downtown Lansing

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