RACINE - An
Illinois man accused of hacking his wife to death in
Wisconsin has taken a plea deal, more than a month before he
was slated to go on trial.
outlet reports that 39-year-old Cristian Loga-Negru, of
Arlington Heights, Illinois, pleaded no contest Friday to
first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 slaying. He's
accused of killing 36-year-old Roxana Abrudan in Mount
Pleasant, Wisconsin, where she went to stay with her boss to
hide from her husband.
plea deal, Loga-Negru will still stand trial in July. The
judge will determine whether he had a mental disease or some
other mental condition that left him unable to understand at
the time that his alleged actions were wrong. Loga-Negru's
attorney says the defendant is currently competent.