A sentencing hearing is set for a man who killed a competitive billiards player from the Ann Arbor area.
Gregory Noack accepted a plea deal last month that was expected
to put him in prison for at least 40 years.
He was charged in the June 2011 asphyxiation death of 45-year-old Dawn Fital in their Pittsfield Township apartment.
Noack's plea to second-degree murder and other charges came just
days before trial.
Sentencing is to take place Thursday before Washtenaw County
Trial Court Judge David Swartz.
Noack told police he snapped after Fital refused to have sex. He
says they had reconciled after she broke up with him in a phone
call from a Las Vegas billiards tournament.
Fital's body was found in a suitcase in a Hobart, Ind., pond.