A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the death of Aynsley Kinch, 35.

Stanton Viner, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in court in Winnipeg. Jury selection was set to begin Thursday but the trial has now been cancelled because of the guilty plea.

Police said Kinch had been involved in the sex trade. Her body was found dumped in a field in the northwest area of Winnipeg in July 2007.

CTV News spoke to Kinch's family who said they're relieved they don't have to endure a trial. Her father said he's grateful they've been spared "another month of hell."

The entire family plans to write victim impact statements, including Kinch's 17-year-old son.

Viner's sentencing has been set for June 3. He is facing a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.