MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man accused of trying to set his wife on fire has entered a plea agreement.
Sixty-year-old Andrew Spear pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
In return for Spear’s plea, two felony charges, including first-degree attempted homicide and false imprisonment, were dismissed.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Spear was facing eight counts for a 2012 attack on his wife, attorney Mary Spear.
Andrew Spear was accused of taking his wife to a storage locker where he had his wood shop and then pouring gasoline on her and igniting it with a lighter. She was not seriously hurt.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 13.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj