LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – A 67-year-old Lawrence man who told investigators he killed his wife because of her many health problems has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1mZ2hcY ) that Larry Hopkins will be eligible for parole after 25 years under the sentence he received Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
Hopkins shot and killed 61-year-old Margaret Hopkins on Nov. 5, 2013, at their Lawrence home. He pleaded no contest earlier this year to first-degree murder, turning down a plea deal that included lesser offenses.
In court Thursday, Hopkins read a statement describing the many ailments suffered by his wife of 24 years, including diabetes, multiple strokes and knee replacement surgeries.
Larry Hopkins also had suffered a stroke and had heart problems as well.
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