"She was virtually tortured, it looks like," Holstein told the judge.
John Mitchell Jr., Chapman's defense attorney, said he didn't want the court to be "incensed" by the description of those injuries and that there was no way of knowing which injuries were caused by which defendant.
"We do not, in any way, want to water down what happened to this lady," Mitchell said. "But we'll continue to emphasize that while a lot of horrible things happened to her, not all of it was caused by my client."
Holstein replied, "He and Casey Givens did that together. This defendant made an admission that before he left, he turned on the stove and flipped it over. If he is suggesting that he is not culpable for her injuries, we may have to go back to square one."
After conferring with his attorney, Chapman made another statement to the judge.
"I could have prevented the injuries on Ramona Jones and I did not," Chapman said. "I did know what I was doing when I struck her, and what injuries I caused."
In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors will dismiss other related charges against Chapman, including the attempted robbery of Mace and a robbery a week earlier at the Knights Inn.
But as part of that plea agreement, Chapman is never to come within 100 yards of either Jones or Mace ever again, or have any contact with them.
He will be sentenced in September and faces a minimum of 12 years in prison.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.