According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Beggs was homeless and living with his grandmother when he stabbed and strangled her.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Beggs pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide. In a plea agreement, Beggs was reportedly considered not legally responsible due to his schizoaffective disorder of the bipolar type.
Because of his mental illness, the Wisconsin State Journal reports that Beggs can be kept under the control of the Department of Health Services for life. He will likely be ordered to stay in an institution and would have to prove he is no longer a threat to himself, others, or property in order to be released, the Wisconsin State Journal says.
Beggs is scheduled for a hearing on Jan. 26 where the length of his commitment to the Department of Health Services will be determined. At the hearing, Beggs' family is expected to make a statement, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.