- Associated Press - Monday, October 21, 2019

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A woman charged with murdering her former husband in front of their young children has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, the maximum under a plea agreement.

Kandee Weyland Collind was sentenced Monday after a judge declined to let her withdraw a guilty plea last summer. Law enforcement officials say she stabbed Scott Weyland to death in front of their two children in February 2017 after she learned a judge awarded Weyland primary custody.

Collind has said she didn’t take her medication on the day of the stabbing and wasn’t thinking clearly.

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The defense asked the judge to consider her mental health history and argued for a sentence of 25 years. That’s the minimum sentence for a murder conviction in Maine.

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