Posted: Apr 3, 2013 3:23 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Apr 3, 2013 3:27 PM
BUTTE - A Deer Lodge man says he is guilty of murdering his wife.
Dennis Schowengerdt, 65, appeared in Powell County District Court on Tuesday for a motions hearing.
The court was advised that he wanted to change his plea and enter a plea of guilty to the charges of deliberate homicide with a weapons enhancement.
On Dec. 9, Schowengert reportedly stabbed his wife, Tina Schowengerdt, 66, with a foot-long knife at the couple's home.
After entering the plea, the judge ordered a presentence investigation report to be prepared.
Schowengerdt is in custody at the Powell County jail where he is being held without bond.
A sentencing date will be scheduled when the presentence investigation report is submitted.