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Man pleads guilty to murdering wife

Published On: Sep 19 2012 04:34:44 PM CDT
09-19-12 chris meade
WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. -

A man accused of murdering his wife in Watauga County, North Carolina has pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the Watauga Democrat, 29-year-old Christopher Warren Meade pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison.

Meade is accused of killing his wife, 41-year-old Deana Elizabeth Schermerhorn, in 2009. Police found Schermerhorn's body in a shallow grave after she was reported missing.

That grave was in the couple's yard in Seven Devils.