PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A man facing multiple charges in the killing a 22-year-old Temple University student pleaded guilty to some charges, while pleading not guilty to a murder charge, on Tuesday.
Joshua Hupperterz, 30, faced multiple charges including murder, possession of an instrument of crime, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of Jenna Burleigh.
Prosecutors in the case of murdered Temple student Jenna Burleigh say she was killed after ending sexual activity. Defense says it was accused’s roommate. @FOX29philly— Jeff Cole (@JeffColeFox29) January 8, 2019
Prosecutors say Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his Philadelphia apartment early Aug. 31, 2017, then moved her body to his mother's suburban home in a plastic storage container. Investigators say he later moved Burleigh's body to his grandmother's home in the Poconos, where the body was discovered.
The two were seen leaving the bar together around 2 a.m. that morning on surveillance video, and Burleigh was later reported missing. Burleigh had just started attending classes at Temple as a junior transfer student.
Prosecutors say Burleigh was killed after objecting to a sex act. Defense attorneys are pinning blame on Hupperterz's roommate.
Hupperterz admitted on Tuesday that he stuffed Burleigh's body into a storage bin and attempted to hide the bin at the homes of relatives. He still contends his roommate -- who has not been charged or implicated by police -- killed Burleigh.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.