EPHRATA, Wash. -

Evan Savoie, the Grant County man whose childhood murder conviction was overturned, has pleaded guilty and will avoid another trial.

Craig Sorger was 13 when he was stabbed to death in Eprhata in 2003. His pre-teen playmates were arrested and tried as adults, making headlines around the world.  Savoie's conviction was later overturned, however, because of an error in his trial and he was scheduled to go on trial again next year.

On Monday Savoie, who is now 23, pleaded guilty to second degree murder. His plea Monday is the first time he has openly admitted to killing Sorger.

Savoie now faces between 12 and 21 years when he's sentenced in early 2014.