Northern Idaho man pleads guilty to killing wife

A northern Idaho man accused of killing his wife and unborn daughter last December has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

27-year-old Jeremy Swanson entered his pleas Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.

Prosecutors allege Swanson stabbed his wife Jennifer Bosch-Swanson repeatedly in the head and torso with an ice pick and a knife on Dec. 18.

In exchange for his pleas, Bonner County prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for Swanson, who will be sentenced in June.

Prosecutors will instead recommend life in prison without parole because Swanson had no prior criminal history, has potential mental health issues, and the victim’s family did not want to see him executed.  (AP)

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