Clayton Eichler has pleaded guilty to two charges of second degree murder.
The 35-year old Regina man had originally been facing two charges of first degree murder in the deaths of Kelly Goforth and Richele Bear, but after a delayed start to his trial Monday, he pleaded guilty on the lesser charge.
The Crown is seeking a life sentence with no chance of parole for 20 years.
Court heard both women died from strangulation.
Goforth’s body was found in an alley in the city’s east end in September of 2013 while Bear’s body has never been found, but the Crown says photos of the woman in which she appears to be dead, were found by investigators.
The families of the two women murdered by Clayton Eichler are speaking on outcome of the first day of trial.
Angela Gray is Richelle Bear’s aunt and says she’s happy he will face life in prison, but there is still no closure because Bear’s body was never found.
Gray says he should be in prison longer than 20 years.