A 56-year-old Eden Prairie man pleaded guilty Monday to stalking the Current radio DJ Mary Lucia.
Patrick H. Kelly pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to felony stalking and terroristic threats, said County Attorney Mike Freeman. Jury selection in the case against Kelly had been expected to start Monday.
Judge William Koch conditionally accepted the guilty pleas and set Oct. 13 as the date to formally accept the pleas and sentence Kelly. He will remain in jail until the sentencing hearing.
Kelly told the judge that he wanted to take full responsibility for the crimes he committed.
He acknowledged that in July 2014, he was served with restraining orders from Lucia and from her employer, Minnesota Public Radio, requiring him to stay away from Lucia, Lucia's Minneapolis home and the MPR headquarters in St. Paul where she worked.
When asked about a note in a plastic bag from him to Lucia found on her back step in August 2014, he admitted he left it, but denied he went into her yard, saying he just dropped it over the back fence.
He also admitted he left a bottle of wine, candle and note on her front stoop the same day.