OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ A northeastern Kansas man has avoided a trial by pleading no contest in the killing of his wife earlier this year.
Thirty-seven-year-old Dominic Camacho had been scheduled to go on trial Monday in Johnson County District Court on a charge of first-degree murder. The Kansas City Star reports the Lenexa man instead pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree murder.
Camacho's wife, 35-year-old Leslie Camacho, was found strangled March 13 in the couple's suburban Kansas City home. Police went to the home when relatives became worried after being unable to reach Leslie Camacho.
The victim worked at the University of Kansas Hospital's Cancer Center, processing outpatient registrations in breast imaging.
Sentencing for Dominic Camacho is scheduled for October 22.