Man pleads guilty in shooting death of wife

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Kapowsin man has pleaded guilty in court in Tacoma in the 1998 death of his wife. It's the second time 36-year-old Daniel Carlson was convicted in shooting death of Lisa Ann Dahm Carlson.

In 2003, a jury convicted Carlson and his mother, Carol Jean Carlson, of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Daniel Carlson's wife. They were each sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Prosecutors said the mother and son shot 27-year-old Lisa Ann Dahm Carlson three times, posed her body in front of a television playing a pornographic video and then ransacked the house to make it look like a burglary. Prosecutors said Lisa Ann Carlson was planning to leave her husband and take their twin sons with her.

But an appeals court overturned the convictions, saying some of the evidence had been improperly admitted into the trial.

In court on Friday, Daniel Carlson maintained his innocence, but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a firearm enhancement.

Prosecutors say as part of the plea agreement, prosecutors and defense lawyers will jointly recommend Daniel Carlson be sentenced to 23 years, four months in prison.

In December, Carol Jean Carlson pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault and one count of sexually violating human remains.

The mother and son are scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 18.