ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md. — A lieutenant colonel at the Army War College pleaded guilty Monday to killing his wife, saying he beat and strangled her as they fought about his use of the Internet to find pornography.
Lt. Col. David Bartlett Jr., 46, reached a plea deal with prosecutors in the slaying of his 39-year-old wife, Suzanne.
Bartlett pleaded guilty to unpremeditated murder, the military equivalent of second-degree murder. Prosecutors, who had charged him with premeditated murder, dropped counts of assault and obstruction of justice.