Steven Michael Wilson, formerly of Alaska, pleaded guilty to Murder II for the April 2013 death of 21-year-old Kendra Elizabeth Lewis in a Hawaii courtroom.
Wilson was arrested one day after the discovery of Lewis’s body. Lewis was found in the couple’s Kapaa condo on April 26th of last year. She had been last seen on April 21st. The couple had moved to Hawaii just three months prior.
The 26-year-old Wilson admitted to the murder to authorities in Hawaii after his arrest. He told police that he had stabbed Lewis after they got into an arguement. They had been arguing because Lewis wanted to break up with Wilson according to his confession. He told authorities he just snapped and stabbed Lewis multiple times.
Lewis, who had been last seen on April 21st, 2013, was discovered five days later by a room-mate who had been in the residence several times but finally checked Lewis’s bedroom after noticing increasing numbers of flies and a terrible odor eminating from the bedroom. The room-mate found Lewis on the bed, covered with a blanket.
Wilson told police that he laid down next to Lewis after killing her and attempted suicide by cutting his wrist. He then attempted to inject bleach, then considered getting into a shootout with police in order to die that way, he told authorities in Kauai.
He also told authorities he didn’t know why he allowed Lewis’s body to remain in the room so long after the incident as he went out on a drug binge. He stated to police that if he wanted to get rid of the body, he would have dug a hole and buried her in it and she would never have been found.
Wilson was immediately jailed on charges of Murder II and his bail was set at $1 million at that time.
Prosecutors intend to ask for a 40-year prison sentence at his sentencing hearing that is set for September 10th.