Jason Cott cut a deal: the state of Kansas won't kill him, but he'll spend the next 50 years in prison without the chance of parole for strangling to death his pregnant wife, Angela Cott.
In January, the 30-year-old choked his 29-year-old pregnant wife to death inside a room at the
Lenexa Knights Inn and then dumped her half-clothed body on the side of U.S.
Highway 69 near Louisburg in Miami County on January 20, ensuring that he'd be caught.
Cott was caught. In February, Johnson County prosecutors
filed capital murder charges against Cott,
allowing them to seek the death penalty against Cott. Prosecutors were
also able to seek murder charges against Cott for the death of the
unborn baby via Alexa's Law, which allows prosecutors to charge a
person with wounding
or killing an unborn child in an attack on the mother.
Cott pleaded guilty on August 27 to two counts of first-degree murder.
Angela Cott and her unborn child weren't the only victims here; Angela's
4-year-old was left motherless, according to the Star. He'll be
raised by Angela's mother and her stepfather while his mother's killer spends 50 years behind bars. That's a lot of time to think about killing your pregnant wife and
orphaning a child.