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Arizona man pleads guilty to killing Utah man

Posted: 2:43 PM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 20:43:19Z

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to killing a staffer at a southern Utah youth-rehabilitation facility.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports 18-year-old Clay Brewer of Snowflake, Arizona admitted Thursday that he beat 61-year-old Jimmy Woolsey to death with a piece of metal in 2016.
    
Brewer was 17 years old at the time and was staying at the ranch near Escalante.
    
Prosecutors say the teenager attacked Woosley around a campfire and then beat another staffer's hand and head while she tried to keep him out of a cabin where other campers were hiding.
    
Brewer told police in an interview that he was suffering from drug withdrawals and started "freaking out."
    
A message seeking comment from Brewer's attorney Ron Yengich was not immediately returned Friday.