It wasn't actually a haunted house. Her husband just told her that to get her to the garage.
Now, nearly a year later, Sean A. Jennings, 38, will spend 12 years in prison for the attempted hanging of his wife last October, according to a plea agreement filed Tuesday.
Along with probation and fines, Jennings was ordered to have no contact with his ex-wife, who called police from a Wal-Mart two days after her husband lured her into a noose in the garage by telling her he'd set up a haunted house for Halloween.
Jennings pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder, according to Spokane Superior Court documents. He originally faced a first-degree attempted-murder charge.
"He just felt horrible about the whole thing," said his public defender, Anna Nordtvedt. "He thought that the offer and the amended charge reflected what happened."
Nordtvedt said Jennings apologized to a
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