A man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death nearly a year ago, pled guilty to murder in an Edinburg courtroom today.

Simon Hernandez Jr. was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of 43 year-old Maria Magdalena Cruz at her apartment complex at 2120 west gumwood in McAllen in June of 2014. Hernandez junior had two prior convictions in addition to an injury to a child charge 10 days before the killing of his ex.