Man Accused of Killing Wife, Shooting Divorce Judge, Reaches Plea Deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A man accused of killing his wife and shooting the judge who was handling their bitter divorce has reached a plea deal.

Darren Mack has pleaded guilty in a Las Vegas court to first-degree murder. He has also entered an Alford plea to an attempted murder charge, acknowledging there's enough evidence for a conviction but not admitting guilt.

Mack was on trial for the June 2006 stabbing death of his estranged wife at a townhouse in south Reno. Authorities say after the killing, Mack drove to a downtown parking garage and shot the judge through the third-floor window of his chambers. The judge survived.

This case was featured on 48 Hours Mystery this year. To view that story, click on the link below.


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