PHILLIPS, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in northern Wisconsin is reviewing a murder suspect's request for an Alford plea.
It would let 47-year-old William Rambo maintain his innocence, while admitting there's enough evidence to convict him.
Rambo currently faces an intentional homicide charge in Price County, with a mandatory life prison term for allegedly stabbing his wife Dawn 8 times last August.
Prosecutors said she kicked Rambo out of their house, and he was trying to make up with her when they got into an argument. That's when he reportedly stabbed and slashed the 37-year-old woman.
Officials said Dawn ran to a neighbor's house, and a police officer took her to a hospital on the assumption that she couldn't wait for an ambulance. She died 40 minutes later.
Visiting judge Ann-Knox Bauer of Taylor County is handling the case. The Alford plea would avert a jury trial that's scheduled to start Wednesday.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)