Heinrich Admits To Kidnapping Wetterling In Federal Court
Danny Heinrich, the Minnesota man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, appeared in federal court Tuesday in a child pornography case where he admitted to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering Wetterling. Heinrich‘s status conference began at 1 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Tuesday. The appearance was part of a plea deal. Heinrich, 53, was facing the prospect of life behind bars as he is currently in jail on 25 counts of possessing and receiving child pornography.