HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Hammad Memon pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of classmate Todd Brown at the Madison County courthouse Tuesday afternoon.
Judge Karen Hall asked if he understood that by pleading guilty he was waiving his right to trial, and he said yes.
Memon addressed the court.
"I caused many problems for the state of Alabama and the family of Todd Brown. I would like to beg the family of Todd Brown to forgive me," he said. "I throw myself upon the mercy of the court."
Hammad Memon's plea agreement is 30 years in state prison, $10,000 fine, court costs, and restitution to the family of the victim and the state.
"The events of February 2010 affected many lives. We hope that today's action brings some small sense of closure to those whose lives have been irreparably altered," said Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler.
He shot and killed Todd during a class change at Discovery Middle School in Madison.
Memon was held in the Madison County Jail since April, 2012.
A judge revoked his bond after he was picked up last spring in Texas. Investigators said Memon and his mother were in the process of leaving the country to avoid trial.
Memon's trial was set for June 17th.
Hammad's mother Safia, and his father, Iqbal Memon, are still waiting to go on trial. They are charged with hindering prosecution.
The two of them are accused of trying to sneak their son out of the country last year.
Safia and Hammad were caught in Dallas, Texas, apparently trying to make their way onto a flight bound for Pakistan.
Their trial is scheduled for later this summer.