A North Platte man suspected of killing his wife has made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded no contest to attempted second-degree murder.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - Thirty-five-year-old Rogelio Diaz was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Michelle Diaz at their home on June 25 last year.
Rogelio Diaz faces up to 50 years in prison when he's sentenced on Aug. 27.
He'd first told investigators that Michelle Diaz had passed out because of the heat, and then told them they'd fallen off of their porch and he'd landed on top of her.
Prosecutors say Diaz finally admitted that he and his wife had been fighting and that he'd tossed her off the porch.
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