Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Yakima woman, leaving her in trunk

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Yakima woman, leaving her in trunk
Rodney Wheeler appears in court.

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- The man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend's daughter and left her in a duffel bag in the trunk of a car pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon.

Rodney Wheeler was in the middle of his trial, expected to last a week, when he told court officials he wanted to plead guilty to all the charges.

There was no offer of a shortened sentence and prosecutors will push for the maximum. Wheeler is scheduled to be sentenced December 2nd.