Idaho man admits killing wife, unborn daughter

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A Northern Idaho man accused of killing his wife and unborn daughter last December has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 27-year-old Jeremy Keith Swanson entered his pleas Tuesday as part of a plea agreement. Prosecutors allege Swanson stabbed his wife Jennifer Marie Bosch-Swanson repeatedly in the head and torso with an ice pick and a knife on Dec. 18.

In exchange for his pleas, Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall said he will not seek the death penalty for Swanson, who will be sentenced in June.

Marshall said he will instead recommend life in prison without parole because Swanson had no prior criminal history, has potential mental health issues and the victim's family did not want to see him executed.

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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee