Court of Queen's Bench 230 in Winnipeg.
Credits: BRIAN DONOGH/QMI AGENCY
Gaston Leroy Genaille, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the September 2010 killing of 47-year-old Gerald Dumas.
Genaille remains in custody and will return to court for sentencing Jan. 9.
Second-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.
Crown attorney Mary Goska told court she will not be seeking to increase Genaille's period of parole ineligibility.
Dumas died in hospital two weeks after Genaille doused him with a flammable liquid and set him on fire in a back lane near his family's Flora Avenue home.
Dumas was ablaze for several minutes before police were able to extinguish the fire.
Genaille was on probation at the time of the attack and wanted by police in connection with a domestic assault two days earlier.