A Calgary man pleaded guilty today to killing his wife in an altercation that included her being dragged alongside their car for two blocks on a trip to the hospital last year.

Gagandeep Sidhu, 31, had originally been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded to the reduced offence of second-degree murder through his lawyer.

Monisha Sidhu, 26, was found in critical condition in April 2013 in the area of Templegreen Drive N.E. She later died.

Police say the couple got into a fight while in a vehicle. Gagandeep had not been feeling well and they were on their way to the hospital.

But when Monisha attempted to get out, she got tangled in the seatbelt and was dragged before the vehicle came to a stop. She was able to get free, but was later found nearby with severe injuries.

Police said at the time there was no history of domestic violence and Monisha, originally from India, had no family in Calgary.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sandy Park ordered a psychiatric assessment for Gagandeep Friday that will be used to determine his sentence. A date for sentencing will be chosen on June 6.