WOOSTER, Ohio - An ex-convict accused of killing and dismembering a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from the Wayne County Fair
Joel Yockey, 46, of Wooster, appeared in Wayne County Common Pleas Court on
Any talk of an insanity plea that had been thought to be a possibility disappeared. There was no plea deal and no charges were dropped. When asked how he pleaded, Yockey (pictured, above) simply said "guilty" to each of the charges after they were read aloud.
Those charges include aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and sexual predator counts.
Only a case status hearing was scheduled for Thursday, so the pleas came as a surprise.
He was slated to go on trial in March.
Jackson disappeared while walking to meet her family at the county fairgrounds Sept. 9. Her head and limbs were found five days later in a swampy area near Wooster
Yockey, who could