Kansas man pleads guilty in wife's death

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A 27-year-old Kansas man accused of killing his wife has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. 

Jacob Ohnmacht on Thursday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He had been charged with second degree murder and multiple counts of interference with law enforcement in connection to the death of 21-year-old Kayla Parret in rural Pawnee County.

Ohnmacht had told investigators he’d left the residence for a short time on December 12, 2016, and when he returned he found his wife hanging in an outside garden shed.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

As part of the plea, Ohnmacht  also agreed to waive the appeal from his August conviction of criminal threat related to texts about splitting on a law enforcement officer’s pizza.

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