A man charged with a federal hate crime for beating a gay man to death has changed his plea to guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. Kelly Schneider had been set for a March trial after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in state court on Monday.He admitted the robbery charge but denied the intense to murder his victim. But currently the criminal changes his plea in order not to spend the rest of life in a custody. Initially he was sentenced to lif imprisonment, but now the sentence is reduced to 28 years behind bars. Documents filed on Wednesday in US District Court on Wednesday detailed that Scheider posted online to solicit the meet-up with Steven Nelson. In the documents, he admits stripping Nelson’s clothes, assaulting him and stealing his car. He was accused of attacking Nelson because he was gay. According to prosecutors, Nelson was found by Schneider online.