Billings Area Man Pleads to New Year’s Murder
29-year-old Jay Witkowski could face up to 80 years in prison after admitting to the murder of a Glasgow woman. KTVQ.com reports the Billings area man appeared Wednesday in a Glasgow courtroom and pleaded guilty to the New Year’s Eve murder of 30-year-old Evelynn Garcia. Witkowski reportedly pleaded for a 70 year prison term, with an additional 10 years for using a dangerous weapon. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Garcia was found in the road by a Samaritan, covered in blood and severely injured. Prosecutors said she was in a car with Witkowski when he repeatedly stabbed her and beat her with a tire iron. He then pushed her out of the moving vehicle and ran her over. Witkowski was arrested that night. She was flown to a hospital in Billings where she died three days later.