Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Husband

By: News 10
By: News 10

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of her husband in the basement of their rural Michigan home.

The Flint Journal reports Diane Arellano on Monday received the mandatory sentence during a hearing in Genesee County Circuit Court after a jury earlier found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Michael Arellano.

Prosecutors said that Arellano's stepson came home March 1, 2013, to find the 65-year-old man face down in the basement with two gunshot wounds. The home in Genesee County's Forest Township is near Otisville, about 15 miles northeast of Flint.

Her attorney, Kenneth Karasick, argued that his client was abused by her husband and that Michael Arellano had a drinking problem.


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