Photo Gallery: Plea deal accepted 15/18

A tearful Kathleen Kline hugs Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon when she finished answering  questions from reporters. About an hour earlier, Kline appeared in the courtroom to deliver her victim's impact statement to the judge shortly after murder defendant Glendon Gouker pleaded guilty to killing her  son and stuffing his body into a 55-gallon drum. Kline thanked the district attorney for his part in securing Gouker's conviction. In background is Brad Hardel, sheriff of Waupaca County in Wisconsin. Glendon Carl Gouker  of Prague, charged in the 2010 killing a 19-year-old man and cramming the victim's body into an oil drum,  accepted a  deal offered by Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon and agreed to plead guilty to the murder of Ethan James Walton and to additional charges of rape, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. Gouker admitted to killing Waltonwho was 19 at the time and sexually assaulting the victim's 20 year-old girlfriend.  He appeared in court in Shawnee on Thursday morning,  Aug. 15, 2013.    Photo  by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.