- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Whitefish woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the stabbing death of her husband has been given a 10-year suspended prison sentence.

KECI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/13kqkuD ) AnnMari Newton was sentenced Wednesday in District Court in Kalispell for the Nov. 25 stabbing of 37-year-old Chad Newton. He died at a Kalispell hospital on Dec. 29 after his family took him off life support.

Newton pleaded guilty in August.

Witnesses told investigators that the couple had previous violent arguments.

Defense attorney Sean Hinchey said AnnMari Newton stabbed her husband in self-defense.

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Information from: KCFW-TV, https://www.kcfw.com

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