FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– The man accused of killing a young mother and dumping her body in Sheldon Lake in Fort Collins pleaded guilty on Monday morning.

Jeffrey Etheridge (credit: Larimer County)

Jeffrey Etheridge appeared in court on Monday morning and pleaded guilty to murdering Helena Hoffman in June of last year.

Heather Hoffmann (credit: Fort Collins Police)

Etheridge is a convicted sex offender and was homeless at the time when he attacked Helena Hoffman in June 2017.

(credit: CBS)

The 23-year-old was walking home from work. Her death led to new concerns about how law enforcement monitors sex offenders who don’t have a permanent address.

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