INTERNATIONAL FALLS - An International Falls man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife with a totem pole. Fifty-one year old Carl Muggli pleaded guilty to second degree murder Wednesday and had a charge of first degree murder dismissed as part of his plea agreement.
His trial was scheduled to start next Monday.
His 61-year-old wife Linda was crushed after he shoved a totem pole on top of her.
He was later arrested in Texas where he allegedly had been carrying on a relationship with another woman since before his wife's death.
He'll be sentenced in early February.