Tacoma man pleads guilty to murdering housemate on JBLM property

A Tacoma man with a lengthy criminal record has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to the death of a woman on Joint Base Lewis-McChord land. 

52-year-old Bobbie Pease admitted in court that he had used a baseball bat and gun to murder a 34-year-old woman back in 2018 in a wooded area on JBLM land, prosecutors said. 

Pease shared a home with the victim and two others: the victim's daughter and co-defendant Jeremy Warren.

According to the plea agreement, Pease was sharing a house with the victim, her daughter, co-defendant Jeremy Warren and others in August and September 2018.  

The DOJ said that the victim asked Pease and Warren for a ride to a convenience store on Sept. 4, 2018. After going to the store, Pease drove the victim to a wooded area nearby, claiming he wanted to do target shooting, the DOJ said. When they arrived, the two men accused the victim of stealing, then they beat her with a bat before shooting her three times in the head.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to recommend a 26-year prison term when Pease is sentenced on Oct. 22.

Pease has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1991 in Washington state, the DOJ said. 

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