MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 49-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

Kevin Scott Evans entered the plea Monday morning in Ramsey District Court for the Dec. 28, 2014 stabbing death of Miranda Rae Schunk in her St. Paul apartment.

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Schunk had obtained an order for protection against Evans a little over a week prior to her death.

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Schunk told police she got the order for protection because she ran into Evans at a library, where he punched her in the face before fleeing. According to the criminal complaint, Evans had been contacting a friend of the woman’s who lives in the apartment building, trying to reach the woman, on Dec. 27. He threatened to slit the woman’s throat and put a bullet in her head.

Police arrived at Schunk’s apartment on Dec. 28 to find her lying on a hallway floor in a pool of blood. She was taken to the hospital, where she eventually died of her injuries.

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Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 13. It is expected that Evans will be sentenced to over 36 years in prison.