Aubrey Trail is expected to plead guilty Friday to improperly disposing of Sydney Loofe's remains in November 2017, his attorney says.
Trail has told investigators and news reporters that the 24-year-old Lincoln woman died at his hands accidentally and that he got rid of her body because he didn't think law enforcement would believe him.
The state is seeking the death penalty for Trail and Bailey Boswell.
Trail's trial is set to start in Wilber on June 17 on first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in Loofe’s death.
On Thursday, his attorney, Joe Murray, asked the court to set a hearing Friday for Trail to plead guilty to the charge involving her remains to "accept responsibility for his actions."
A class IV felony carries up to two years imprisonment.
The move isn't expected to change Trail's trial date.
Prosecutors allege that he and Boswell solicited young women online, recruited others to carry out a murder and selected Loofe as their victim.
Investigators say Loofe met Boswell on the dating app Tinder and went missing Nov. 16, 2017, after going on a date with Boswell the night before.
Loofe’s remains were found in Clay County on Dec. 4, 2017, and investigators allege Trail strangled her before he and Boswell dismembered and dumped her body and then fled the state, according to court documents.
Trail is set to be in Saline County District Court at 2:30 p.m. Friday.