In an emotionally charged courtroom, Clay Waller told the judge he killed his wife Jacque Waller two years ago.
Now Waller is headed to prison to serve a 20 year sentence. As part of a plea deal, Waller told authorities where he buried his wife's body. He explained how he punched her in the face then strangled her to death.
Jacque's sister, Cheryl Brenneke, read a statement that saying she is unhappy with the sentence, but knows he will get "jailhouse justice". The judge accepted the deal and said Waller did not get what he deserved, but it will have to do.
Officials say he could serve as little as 85 percent of the sentence, but it is not likely.
AB InBev is announcing another purchase today, albeit a smaller one than Wednesday's $20 billion deal for Grupo Modelo.
The mega-brewer is purchasing a group of Ohio distribution companies. The amount of the sale was not disclosed. The deal was on hold for most of the year while Ohio lawmakers debated a bill that would have prevented breweries from directly acquiring distributors.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A second major rating agency is downgrading Illinois' credit worthiness.
Moody's Investors Service lowered the state's $27 billion in outstanding bonded indebtedness to A3 from A2. The new rating's three levels above junk status.
Illinois already has the worst credit rating among the states.
Fitch Ratings downgraded Illinois' credit on Monday.
Both firms blame lawmakers' lack of action on a $97 billion shortfall in its public-employee pension systems.
The Legislature adjourned its spring session without adopting a plan to make up the difference over 30 years.
Moody's says its rating "assumes the government will not take action to reduce the state's pension liabilities any time soon."
A credit-rating downgrade means it costs the state millions more to borrow money when it sells future bonds to finance long-term construction projects.