FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – A man suspected of killing a Delray Beach woman and her two children pleaded guilty Monday morning in federal court in Ft. Lauderdale to weapons charges.

Prosecutors dropped two other weapons related charges against Clem Beauchamp, 34, who pleaded guilty Monday to illegally possessing a homemade silencer.

Beauchamp is suspected in the deaths of 10-year-old Jermaine McNeil and 6-year-old Ju’Tyra Allen. Their bodies were found stuffed in luggage in a Palm Beach County canal in March.

He is also a suspect in the death of their mother, 25-year-old Felicia Brown, who was Beauchamp’s girlfriend. In 2009, officers found a homemade silencer inside a bag with a knit hat and a Halloween mask. Brown worried she would take the fall for the gun and the silencer. She disappeared just after agreeing to cooperate against Beauchamp in the gun case and to meet with a federal agent. Her body was found in a dump last August.

According to court documents filed Friday, Beauchamp confessed to another detainee after his arrest.

“Beauchamp confessed to killing Felicia Brown while in the U.S. Marshals Service cell block awaiting court in West Palm Beach,” prosecutors wrote.

Beauchamp will be sentenced on October 11th.

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