Kara Kopetsky’s ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened his pregnant girlfriend, saying ‘I’ve killed people before, even ex-girlfriends’

  • Kylr Yust pleaded guilty to a domestic-violence charge on Tuesday.

The ex-boyfriend of missing Belton teen Kara Kopetsky pleaded guilty to an unrelated domestic-violence charge on Tuesday.

KSHB Channel 41 investigative reporter Russ Ptacek reported that 22-year-old Kylr Yust allegedly choked and struck his pregnant, 18-year-old, now ex-girlfriend. Yust allegedly told her that he’d killed before.

“I’ve killed people before, even ex-girlfriends out of sheer jealousy,” Yust allegedly told the victim. “I will kill you.”

Yust allegedly added that he knew “where there were pigs that would eat anything including bones, that he had seen arms ripped off people while they were still alive, and he had seen people dropped in barrels of acid to destroy evidence.”

Kopetsky hasn’t been seen since May 2007 when surveillance video showed her leaving Belton High School. She was 17 at the time. Kopetsky filed a restraining order against Yust just days before her disappearance. Kopetsky claimed that she was choked, kidnapped and threatened by Yust.

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