LAFAYETTE, La. - Brandon Scott Lavergne, 33, pleaded guilty to the killing of ULL student Mickey Shunick and the killing of another woman, Lisa Pate, years before.
Lavergne's plea was part of an agreement that allows him to avoid the death penalty.
Friday afternoon, the coroner's office in Lafayette released their report in Shunick's death, saying that she was stabbed several times and shot in the head.
A grand jury indicted Lavergne July 18 on two counts of first-degree murder in Shunick's disappearance and in the July 1999 death of Lisa Pate of Youngsville. Pate's body was found in Acadia Parish.
Shunick's body was found Aug. 7 buried near some grave sites in a small cemetery off La. Highway 10 in Evangeline Parish near Mamou.