Robert Burton pleads guilty to brutally stabbing girlfriend

4:05 PM, Aug 13, 2013   |    comments
Booking photo of Robert Burton from an October 2011 arrest on domestic battery.
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Clearwater, Florida -- The man accused of stabbing his girlfriend more than 30 times in the face, head and neck has pleaded guilty.

A hearing was held earlier for 22-year-old Robert Burton, where a judge determined he was fit to stand trial. He pleaded guilty immediately after the ruling.

Burton stabbed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Melissa Dohme, back in January 2012 near her Clearwater home.

10 News has followed the recovery of Dohme, from her fundraiser last summer to her college graduation last December.

Burton was charged with attempted first degree murder.

No date has been set for his sentencing at this time.

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