Walton Suspect Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

The man accused of killing a prominent Walton County realtor and political activist is pleading guilty to first degree murder.

Jessie Guardado pled guilty to the beating death 75-year-old Jackie Malone back on September 13. Ms. Malone evicted Guardado from some of her rental property shortly before she was robbed and attacked at her home in mid-September.

Guardado refused to have legal counsel during his court arraignment.

Prosecutors haven't said whether or not they will plan to seek the death penalty.