A transient has pleaded guilty to murdering a Kearns woman in her home last summer.

Patrick D. O'Halloran, 58, entered the plea before 3rd District Judge Frank Noel, who scheduled sentencing for May 13.

O'Halloran admitted killing Alberta Manuel Evans, 62, 4765 W. 4835 South, who was found beaten and stabbed to death in the shower of her home on Sept. 15.

He was arrested in Portland, Ore., a month later after police stopped him and found he was driving her car, which was listed as stolen on the national crime computer.