WARSAW — A Warsaw man accused of killing a toddler last November has filed a guilty plea agreement.
The guilty plea agreement states that Christopher Grimmett, 29, 53 EMS C17 Lane, Warsaw, shall be allowed to enter a plea of guilty but mentally ill to the crime of murder and that his sentence shall be 50 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Hearing on the guilty plea has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.
The case stems from a missing child call that occurred at 10:24 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. After investigating, it was determined that the child, Adalin, had last been with Grimmett at his brother’s house. Officers received consent to search the brother’s residence. Inside they found a substantial amount of blood. Officers also located a suspicious area in the backyard which appeared to be fresh dirt on a small area where leaves had been cleared.
Officers, along with technicians from the Major Crime Scene Task Force of Kosciusko County, uncovered the dirt and located a child’s body wrapped in white trash bags. After the discovery, officers returned to speak with Grimmett. Grimmett admitted to beating Adalin to death with his hands and burying her body in the backyard.
An autopsy was conducted and a preliminary determination of the cause of death was determined to be blunt force traumatic injuries.
In February, Grimmett filed for an insanity defense. Judge Michael Reed ordered in March that two psychiatrists or one psychiatrist and one psychologist examine Grimmett. Those evaluations were submitted to the court and entered into evidence on Aug. 22.
A four-day jury trial had initially been slated to start Oct. 24.