NM woman sentenced to prison in husband’s death

September 30, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mesilla woman accused of killing her husband in 2011 has been sentenced to two years in prison with another year suspended.

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Kemberlee Guffey was sentenced Monday.

[auth] After her prison term, Guffey will be on supervised probation for one year. She also was ordered to undergo intensive anger management therapy during her probation.

Guffey reached a plea agreement in August, days before jury selection was set to begin in her murder trial.

She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

Guffey called 911 in May 2011 to report her husband had fallen and punctured his chest outside their home.

She later admitted to fighting with her 42-year-old spouse and was charged with an open count of murder in January 2012.

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