POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A man accused of strangling his wife and her daughter in Post Falls has pleaded guilty.
The Spokesman-Review reported that 26-year-old Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga entered his plea Wednesday in Kootenai County court. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors have agreed to withdraw their intent to seek the death penalty.
The agreement calls for Morales-Larranaga to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and serve two consecutive life sentences with no change of paroles.
Morales-Larranaga is charged in the deaths of 24-year-old Facunda Velenzuelaleon and 6-year-old Dayana Valencia on July 8, 2014.
A Post Falls police report says Morales-Larranaga told a friend he strangled his wife. The friend asked about the girl and said Morales-Larranaga replied that she was hitting him so he "had to kill her, too."