Woman says she killed husband, buried him in yardJuly 11, 2014 @ 11:12 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- An Arlington, Washington, woman has admitted she killed her husband in 2004 and buried him in the backyard.
The Daily Herald reports (http://is.gd/5jycCS) that Michele Donohue pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the death of Byron Wright.
After a tip from a jail informant, Snohomish County sheriff's detectives found the man's dismembered body in February, inside a plastic tote and two bags buried under two feet of dirt and a cement floor. An autopsy showed that the 53-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck.
Donohue told Wright's family and others that he had left her for a younger woman.
The woman divorced Wright, later remarried and told her new husband what she had done. Her new husband and two buddies of his eventually dug up Wright's body and buried him under a shop floor.
In exchange for Donohue's guilty plea, a deputy prosecutor agreed to recommend a 15-year prison sentence. Donohue faces a maximum 18 years when she's sentenced later this month.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com
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