BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife will not be allowed to withdraw the plea.
The Times-News reports that a 5th District Court judge on Thursday rejected the request by 36-year-old Ronnie Kincaid Jr.
Kinkaid was initially charged with first-degree murder after 34-year-old Melissa Dawn Kincaid was found dead at the couple's home in September 2015.
He later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a potential sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
Judge John K. Butler ruled that Kinkaid knowingly entered his plea and did not show a just reason to withdraw it.
Kincaid is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 7.