- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for killing his newlywed wife from Iran before she started classes at Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula.

Nima Nassiri returned to court Wednesday in Houghton County, about two months after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Sanaz (SAH’-na) Nezami.

The 27-year-old Nezami died of head injuries last December. Her heart, lungs and other organs were transplanted to seven people.

Marquette General Hospital communicated with relatives in Iran over online video after putting Nezami’s name into a Google search. She was buried in a Marquette cemetery.

Nassiri and Nezami met over the Internet and got married last year in Turkey. He’s from the Los Angeles area.

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