Man pleads guilty in Denver nightclub slaying case

September 26, 2011 - 3:05 PM

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing a woman who disappeared after leaving a Denver nightclub in March has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in her death and plans to plead guilty to attempted first-degree murder in a separate arson and assault case in another Colorado city.

Travis Forbes faces life in prison in the death of 19-year-old Kenia Monge (mon-HAY') and 48 years in prison in the Fort Collins case, plus five years' parole. In exchange, prosecutors agreed Monday not to seek the death penalty for the 31-year-old Forbes.

Remains believed to be Monge's were found earlier this month in a field near Keenesburg, about 40 miles from Denver. Authorities have declined to comment on the tip that led to the remains.