BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man accused of killing his wife with a frying pan and then trying to dispose of the body at a landfill has pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 34-year-old Jake Collins entered his pleas Friday for the Jan. 1, 2017, death of his wife, Crystal.

The Bozeman man acknowledged that he hit his wife when she told him she was going to leave him because he was worthless and had been a bad father. Investigators say Collins told them he drank 17 beers, a shot of whiskey and smoked marijuana that night.

According to court documents, he also acknowledged that he tried to dispose of the body and evidence at a landfill. It was closed for the holiday, so he returned home.

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