- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man convicted twice of fatally shooting his wife in 1972 after she obtained a protective order against him has again been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison.

Sixty-five-year-old James Bonnett was sentenced Friday. A jury found Bonnett guilty of first-degree murder in September for the shooting death of his 22-year-old wife, Dianna Bonnett, in her family’s Capitol Heights home.

Bonnett’s 1972 trial was declared unconstitutional.

Bonnett is one of 200 inmates who got new trials after the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in 2012 that in cases before 1980, Maryland judges gave juries flawed instructions.


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