DES MOINES, Iowa — A man charged with killing a Des Moines couple has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Records show the attorney for Michael Wanchanic filed a motion Wednesday notifying the judge about the deal. Wanchanic has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of first degree murder. A judge must still approve the plea.
Police say Wanchanic shot and killed 36-year old Bryon Howard and 31-year-old Heather Belieu in November of 2015. The couple had been living with him at the time of the murders.
Wanchanic was supposed to go to jury trial next month.