Warning: This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers. This article includes descriptions of excessive violence.\nA Quebec man who stood accused of stalking and murdering his ex-girlfriend confessed to killing her this Thursday. The man was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years. 24-year-old Anthony Pratte-Lops murdered his ex-girlfriend, 18-year old Daphne Huard-Boudreault, in the apartment the two shared together back in March of 2017. Pratte-Lops reportedly stabbed Huard-Boudreault 15 times after ambushing her at their Mont-St-Hilarie apartment, just 45 kilometres southeast of Montreal.\nDaphné Huard-Boudreault had contacted police on the morning of her murder, stating that Pratte-Lops was waiting for her in front of her workplace. A policewoman arrived in a separate car and escorted the young woman home to obtain her belongings. Sadly, that is when Pratte-Lops ambushed and murdered her. Police also discovered that Huard-Boudreault's throat had been slit.\nPratte-Lops was arrested shortly after the murder and was charged with first-degree murder. According to witness statements, the young man had been unable to deal with the fact that Huard-Boudreault had broken up with him after supposedly having an affair with another man.\nCourt proceedings were cut short this past Thursday after Pratte-Lops pleaded guilty to the crime. Pratte-Lops pleaded guilty in order to receive a reduced charge of unpremeditated murder. His trial for premeditated murder charges had initially been scheduled to begin next week before he pleaded guilty.\nHuard-Boudreault's family was present at the hearing and offered up a heart-wrenching victim's statement:\n"I think I could never have imagined an indescribable and unspeakable suffering. Our lives were completely destroyed, "stated the victim's father, Eric Boudreault, to La Presse. Pratte-Lops will have to serve a total of 18 years before he can become eligible for parole.