Va. Beach man pleads guilty to murder in wife’s death


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife in Virginia Beach.

Prosecutors say Richard Woltz killed 75-year-old Marlene Woltz in their home  on Five Forks Road last January.

Police found Marlene Woltz dead inside of the home after dispatchers received a call for medical assistance. Court documents show she suffered blunt force trauma.

Documents also show police found a frayed electrical cord in the bathtub, suggesting electrocution.

Richard Woltz is scheduled to be sentenced in May.

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