Kurt Angle's brother, David Angle, 63, pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Donna Angle, at their Pennsylvania home last September. David Angle reached a plea agreement for the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. He was originally charged with homicide.
"It was really a product of alcohol," defense attorney Bill Diffenderfer told Pittsburgh's Action News 4. "And there was a domestic fight where she started smacking him and he stopped her from doing that. His knees were on her chest and basically she suffocated. And he was intoxicated as well and it was almost accidental."
David Angle remains in the Allegheny County Jail and could face up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced on September 20. Difenderfer told News 4 that his sentence will likely be closer to two years due to sentencing guidelines.
Kurt Angle, who attended the preliminary hearing last October, was not at court Tuesday.