Steven Gray Mades First Court Appearance
The man who fled Utah and later confessed to Yakima Police about killing his girlfriend made his first court appearance Monday. Steven Gray is under investigation after admitting he stabbed his girlfriend to death in Utah.
Investigators say Jennifer Brackenbury was dead for days before they found her.
Authorities says Gray walked into the police station Friday on his own and began telling them his story.
Gray claimed he was passed out from drugs and woke up to find Brackenbury dead. Officers say he confessed to everything; telling police he stabbed his girlfriend and continued to attack her even as she fell to the ground.
According to court documents, Steven Gray also admitted that he took the clothes he wore when he allegedly murdered his girlfriend, shoved them in a bag and threw them in the back of her car. Yakima police later found the bloody clothes right in their parking lot along with the victim’s jewelry.
The documents indicate Gray used to be an informant for Yakima Police Department and that he asked to talk with the officer he used to help. Gray’s now awaiting extradition to Utah. The Yakima judge followed the request of Utah police and did not set bail in the case.