GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The trial for a man charged in a deadly stabbing at a motel will not happen after a last-minute plea.
On Monday, Jack Jacqmain waived his right to a trial and pleaded No Contest But Mentally Ill to second degree murder.
In August 2010, Jacqmain stabbed and killed Mark Moore of Indiana, at the former Motel 6 in Walker. Just a few days earlier, he walked away from a mental health facility.
Jacqmain's attorney, Valerie Foster, explained to WZZM 13 what No Contest But Mentally Ill means.
"When you plead to guilty but mentally ill you're acknowledging that you committed an offense, but at the time you committed the offense you had a mental illness, but your mental illness didn't rise to the level of a legal insanity, to the extent that you could appreciate the wrongfulness of your actions."
Moore's family was in the courtroom when Jacqmain entered his plea. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 10. He faces a minimum of 22 years in prison.