Cleveland man admits to killing young mother

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CLEVELAND – A man has admitted to killing a young Cleveland Heights mother and stuffing her body into a garbage can.

The Fox 8 I-Team learned Monday that Yaphet Bradley entered guilty pleas to several charges including aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse. The plea happened shortly before his murder trial was expected to begin in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Yaphet Bradley (courtesy: US Marshals Service)

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors said Bradley killed Miriam Johnson and then stuffed her body into a garbage can.

Investigators say Bradley stabbed, shot and killed Johnson last March. The family of the 31-year-old had reported her missing, and then about a week later her body was found in Cleveland.

Police say her death was the final chapter in a long history of abuse at the hands of Bradley.

Cleveland Heights Captain Chris Britton said Bradley had prior felony convictions for assaulting Johnson.

Bradley’s sentencing is set for next month.

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