- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - A 64-year-old woman convicted of fatally shooting her husband in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison, with no parole eligibility for 27½ years.

Doretta Scheffield was sentenced Wednesday in Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County on aggravated murder and evidence-tampering charges in the killing of 53-year-old Randy Scheffield.

The News-Herald in Willoughby (https://bit.ly/1NRpYy3 ) reports prosecutors say the Newbury Township woman shot her husband in the head while he was in bed in December 2011 and hid the gun.

Scheffield didn’t comment at sentencing. Defense attorney Richard Drucker told The Associated Press on Thursday that Scheffield is an innocent victim who lost her husband, and she plans to appeal.

Scheffield’s son and his girlfriend also are charged in connection with Scheffield’s death. They’re scheduled for trial next year.


Information from: The News-Herald, https://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html

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