DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man charged in the strangulation and beating death of his wife has agreed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Casey Klemme, 39, had been charged with second-degree murder in the July 26, 2019, death of his wife, Tiffany Klemme, 39. An autopsy showed she died after internal injuries to her neck and blows to her head.
On Friday, Casey Klemme accepted a deal in which he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, domestic abuse and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Under the agreement, he will serve 20 years in prison.
Klemme will be sentenced Oct. 16.
Tiffany Klemme died a day after officers were sent to her Davenport home to check a report about domestic abuse. She was found lying on a floor with bruising on her left eye, a bloody nose and other injuries.
She declined medical attention and was found dead in the home the next day.