With family members and friends on both sides attending, 35 year old Nyrobbie Chandler, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a single count of Second Degree Murder, and consolidated counts
of Tampering With Physical Evidence.
As part of a plea agreement, Chandler faces as much as 75 years in jail when he comes up for sentencing, set for November 4th and 5th.
Chandler and his attorney, Robert Noreen, had made plans to use a "diminished capacity" defense, questioning his state of mind when the murder occurred, had he gone to trial in the case,
but those plans eventually fell through.
State prosecutors say while under observation at Anchorage-based Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Chandler admitted to strangling his estranged girlfriend, 31 year old Kaylynn Bishop.
Prosecutors say Bishop, a mother of three young children, had been trying to leave a relationship with Chandler when she was killed.
"The vehicle trunk had clearly been used to transport a body, and ultimately, the Defendant has recently admitted as much in the API reports," said Corrine Vorenkamp, an Assistant
District Attorney handling the Chandler case.
"It appears that she was bound, given bruising around her wrists, and then dumped in the area where she was found."