An Indiana man charged with murdering his wife in an Elizabethtown hotel will be sentenced next Friday after pleading guilty.
Lonnie F. Daugherty, 38, pleaded guilty March 9 to charges of murder and second-degree animal cruelty. He’s been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his June 25 arrest.
Police said Daugherty strangled his wife, Michele D. Daugherty, 45, and the couple’s cat at Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown. The two were in town visiting from Noblesville, Ind.