MINNEAPOLIS — A suburban Minneapolis man accused of suffocating his wife and burying her body in a crawl space under the couple's home last spring has pleaded guilty, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Joshua Fury, 28, of Maple Grove, pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the death of his 28-year-old wife, Maria Fury, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

Fury is expected to get 38 years in prison — 12.5 years more than presumptive sentencing guidelines — when he is sentenced July 31, Freeman said.

At a plea hearing Tuesday, Fury admitted to details about how he killed his wife, the prosecutor's office said. After an argument between the two broke out, Fury said he grabbed his wife's neck and choked her until he heard a snap. With his wife still breathing as she lay on the floor, Fury told the court he took a plastic bag, placed it over her heard and duct taped it, causing her to suffocate.

Fury said he dug a 3-foot (91-centimeter) grave in the basement, buried his wife's body and filed a false missing person's report.

Frustrations over COVID-19 and Minnesota's stay-at-home order may have contributed to the killing, Freeman's office said. While the couple were having marital problems before the pandemic, they had been arguing about COVID-19 in the days leading up to her death.