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Sentence Challenged for Manslaughter Plea (access required)

Although a trial court referenced appel­lant’s “alleged history of spousal abuse” and said her crime of shooting her hus­band was a “willful, deliberate, premedi­tated killing with malice,” the trial court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing her to 15 years in prison, the Court of Ap­peals holds. Appellant asserts the court impermissi­bly concluded that the ...