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Pettis Co. man pleads guilty to murder in January stabbing death

A Pettis County man who told authorities he stabbed a woman in January before later dismembering her pleaded guilty to first degree murder Friday.

Joseph Arbeiter also pleaded guilty to armed criminal action in the death of 35-year-old Mandy Black.

Black’s remains were found in a trailer Arbeiter previously lived in back in April.

Arbeiter has a lengthy criminal history that ABC 17 dug into following the charges.

Arbeiter described in detail how he killed Black to the courtroom Friday.

Arbeiter was sentenced to life in prison, and the death penalty was waived.

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