Brother of pro wrestler pleads guilty in wife’s slaying

Kurt Angle of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the 100 kg class of freestyle wrestling at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Wednesday July 31, 1996.  Angle defeated Abbas Jadidi of Iran.  (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Kurt Angle of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the 100 kg class of freestyle wrestling at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Wednesday July 31, 1996. Angle defeated Abbas Jadidi of Iran. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pro wrestler and former Olympian Kurt Angle’s brother has admitted under a plea deal to charges he killed his wife at their Pennsylvania home.

Sixty-three-year-old David Angle had been charged with homicide. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday.

Allegheny County homicide detectives say David Angle was arguing with 57-year-old Donna Angle about vodka when she tried to kick him in their Dormont home last September. They say he dragged her off a couch, stepped on her chest and pulled her arms before she became unconscious. He called 911 when he couldn’t revive her.

Defense attorney William Difenderfer tells WTAE-TV his client had been intoxicated and that the killing was “almost accidental.”

David Angle faces up to a decade in prison when he’s sentenced in September.

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