Demetrius Compton entered a guilty plea for first degree manslaughter on Monday in Henderson Circuit Court.
Compton was arrested in connection with the death of Brystal Chambers, who was found dead in her Henderson home in June of 2011. Her death was ruled a homicide by strangulation.
Police described Compton as chambers' boyfriend. The two also had a child together.
Compton's sentencing is set for November 12th.