Rushane Barnett, the man charged with the murder of a mother and her four children in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, last month has pleaded guilty.
Barnett entered the plea when appeared in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston, earlier today.
The victims are his cousins; 31-year-old Kemesha Wright, and her children 15-year-old Kimanda Smith, 12-year-old Sharalee Smith, five-year- old Rafaella Smith, and 23-month-old Kishawn Henry Junior.
They were found dead inside their home on June 21.
Barnett had fled the scene in Clarendon, to his home in Wilson Run Trelawny, but was later arrested.
Barnett is to return to court on September 22.
Meantime, Wright’s mother, Gwendolyn Mcknight, has welcomed the guilty plea.
She added that arrangements are being made for the funeral service which is set for this Sunday July 31.
The prosecution is seeking the death penalty, in Barnett’s case.
There has been no hanging of murder convicts by the state, since 1988.