Barron Co. man pleads guilty to beating wife

BARRON COUNTY, Wis (WEAU) - A Barron County man pleaded guilty to beating his wife to the point where she suffered brain damage.

Online court records show Troy Birkenmeier, 28, pleaded guilty to 1st degree reckless injury Wednesday.

Investigators say he slammed his wife's head into the floor at his home in new auburn in June. His wife had to be flown to a hospital in Eau Claire and documents say medical tests show she suffered brain damage in the attack.

He set to be sentenced in October.