- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A 46-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the shooting death of his wife, a Russian he met online and brought to Oregon.

David Paul Eaton pleaded guilty last month in Marion County Circuit Court to the murder of his 31-year-old wife, Elena Nikolaevna Lobodina Eaton. He shot her in 2012 at their home in Salem during an argument over their pending divorce.

Statesman Journal reports ( https://stjr.nl/1gO7qjE ) Eaton initially claimed he fired in self-defense but later admitted he put a knife in her hand after she was dead.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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