Man sentenced to life in strangling deaths of wife, children

A Detroit-area man will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole for strangling his wife and two children with a USB cable.

Macomb County Circuit Court records show Timothy Fradeneck was sentenced Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Fradeneck pleaded guilty in January and admitted that he is mentally ill. Fradeneck's plea qualifies him for mental health care in prison.

His wife, Christie, and two children, ages 8 and 2, were found dead last April at their Eastpointe home.

Fradeneck told police that he tried to take his own life by ingesting pills and starting a fire but fell asleep before the fire.