Anchorage Man Pleads Guilty to Murder
William "Mike" Dixiano establishes plea agreement
ANCHORAGE – William “Mike” Dixiano pleaded guilty to second degree murder and first degree theft charges Friday afternoon.
According to court documents, Angela Dixiano went missing in April 2010 after she threatened to expose her husband’s fraud scheme.
The mother of Angela Dixiano, Kathy Neal, became emotional during a phone call to the courtroom late in the hearing. “I trusted you as a son and I’m sorry it had to end like that,” she said, sobbing. “I hope you live with this for the rest of your life.”
According to Neal, her former son-in-law said her daughter had died of cancer and that he had her cremated, at which point she published an obituary and had a memorial service.
On May 11 of this year, human remains connected with Angela Dixiano's disappearance were discovered near Mile 86 of the Glenn Highway, near Long Lake – the result of a tip her former husband gave police.
This comes over a year after a grand jury indicted the 63-year-old man on murder and evidence tampering charges.
According to a court documents from 2011, Dixiano opened a joint account with Sam Lee in 2006. For the next few years he stole money from Lee’s $3 million dollar inheritance.
Dixiano slunk out of the court room, shackled, in his yellow jump suit, as a man hugging a photo of Angela Dixiano shouted “You’re going to burn, Mike.”
Dixiano is scheduled for sentencing in August.