Scottsdale man pleads guilty in wife's strangulation

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Michael Cohn By Catherine Holland Michael Cohn By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A man accused of killing his wife at their Scottsdale home has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Michael Cohn, 62, entered his plea Monday. Sentencing is set for Jan. 6.

Cohn originally pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in April.

Police said Cohn called 911 on March 27 and told the operator that he had strangled his wife.
Responding officers found Linda Cohn's body in a bathroom of their home near Bell Road and Thompson Peak Parkway.

Linda Cohn, 60, was a psychologist specializing in substance-abuse counseling.