Updated Dec 18, 2013 - 1:09 pm
Suspect changes plea in suburban Phoenix assault case
PHOENIX -- A homeless man accused of breaking into a Chandler home and attempting to sexually assault a sleeping woman has pleaded guilty in the case.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 19-year-old Francisco Antonio Moreno changed his plea at a hearing Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and armed robbery and is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 17.
Moreno was arrested June 1 and pleaded not guilty 16 days later.
Chandler police said the victim was awakened by a man she didn't know pulling her pants down.
The man was accused of grabbing a hatchet that he had placed on a nightstand near the bed as the victim reached for her cellphone.
They struggled over the phone, and the victim's left wrist was cut by the hatchet.