Joseph Eli Morrow, 59, formerly of Menlo Park, pleaded no contest today to second-degree murder in San Mateo County Superior Court for the 1991 killing of his wife.
Morrow killed his wife Donna Morrow, 37, during an argument at their Menlo Park home Dec. 19, 1991, and buried her body on his Los Gatos property. He was arrested in the Philippines in 2003.
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Craig Parsons dropped the special circumstances allegation of murder for financial gain, but added seven new assault charges.
Under the terms of the plea deal, Morrow faces 25 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Morrow is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 24.