A Salt Lake man has pleaded guilty to strangling his roommate in April.

In a hearing Thursday before 3rd District Judge David Young, Michael J. Wimble, 34, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Ronnie Dyer, 42. He was originally charged with second-degree murder.Young ordered Wimble to undergo a mental evaluation at Utah State Prison before sentencing on Dec. 9.

Dyer's body was found April 13 in an apartment at 228 S. Third East. A witness told police Wimble said he had just killed Dyer by strangling him for five minutes.