OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne pleaded guilty to the 2019 murder of Dominique Clayton.
Kinne entered the guilty plea to capital murder during a hearing in Union County Circuit Court.
Judge Kent Smith spent several minutes questioning Kinne about the agreement with prosecutors before he accepted the plea.
Under the plea agreement, Kinne will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Kinne confessed to shooting Clayton, 32, while she was asleep in bed on May 19, 2019.
Her son discovered her body later in the day.
At a news conference following her death, her family stated Clayton had ended her relationship with Kinne before the shooting.
Kinne was employed by the Oxford police department and was later terminated following his arrest.
He was held without bond in the Panola County jail awaiting trial when a photo of him eating at the guards station without handcuffs surfaced.
Deputies transferred Kinne to the Union County jail where he was held until today's hearing.