PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for decapitating his wife and killing two dogs.
The sentence for Kenneth Wakefield was handed down from a judge today in court, and it comes more than a month after prosecutors and the defense reached a plea deal.
Wakefield decapitated his wife and killed their two dogs in July of 2015.
According to reports from that day, Wakefield told investigators after his arrest that he first killed the two dogs, decapitating one of them, and later killing the other. That is what he says started an argument between him and his wife, Trina Heisch.
That dispute ultimately ended when Wakefield killed Trina.
Police found Wakefield was high on synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine before the attack, and he told police that he was "doing it for God and the end of the world would be peaceful."
Wakefield's defense initially looked to push insanity as his defense, but he was found to be mentally fit.
Wakefield was hit with 25 years for the second-degree murder charge and four years for both counts of animal cruelty.