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Man admits to crushing his wife with car during oil change

By Mason White 9:46 AM October 30, 2013
Rodney Wayne Bibbey 

By: John Roberts
A man was arrested and charged with murder after crushing his wife to death with a car during an oil change, according to court proceedings Idaho.

Now, the man has pleaded guilty to murder.

The Owyhee County man, Rodney Wayne Bibbey, 38, originally told police that his wife had been changing the oil when the jack slipped, and the Mercury Grand Marquis fell on her.

Investigators, who found the woman pinned under the car, initially said that the death appeared to be accidental.

After a thorough investigation, the authorities said that the death of 35-year-old Trina Bibbey was a homicide.

Bibbey was charged with murder in April 2012. On October 21, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutor Doug Emery said Bibbey still could face life imprisonment for his crime.

Bibbey also reached a plea agreement in a separate case relating to an allegation of sexual abuse of a child under 16-years-old.

The case arose from an incident in February 2013, in which Bibbey bought a vibrator for a 12-year-old girl, and offered to teach her how to use it.

Bibbey faces one to 10 years in prison in that case.