YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) – A Yuba County man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and burying her in his backyard has plead no contest to the charges.

Steven Knoefler faces 16 years to life when his is sentenced on the second degree murder charge in August.

According to court records, Knoefler admitted hitting Vanessa Jane Hobbs with a dumbbell in 2008.

Police discovered her remains while acting on a tip earlier this month.


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