TOOELE — A Stansbury Park man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the stabbing death of his girlfriend.

Court records indicate John Dean Bevan, 48, entered into a plea deal with prosecutors during an appearance Wednesday in 3rd District Court. In exchange for his plea to first-degree felony murder, the Tooele County Attorney's Office dismissed charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child and child abuse, both third-degree felonies.

Police said Bevan stabbed his girlfriend, 42-year-old Tina Rene Evans, as she lay in bed back in August 2006. Two of Evans' children were in the home when the attack happened.

Bevan is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 15.