Potential jurors in a Wilmington murder trial are learning the defendant admits he killed the victim.
The confession by Paul Cummings is in a court document filed in New Hanover County Superior Court. That document has been mentioned in court as jurors for the trial are selected.
The admission may be part of a strategy by defense lawyers to spare Cummings the death penalty.
He's accused of stabbing his neighbor, Jane Head, to death in her Dogwood Drive mobile home.