Iowa woman convicted of killing husband sentenced to life

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MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A northeastern Iowa woman convicted of killing her husband a decade ago has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Telegraph Herald reports that 52-year-old Revette Sauser, of Ryan, was sentenced this week in Delaware County District Court after a Clayton County jury found her guilty last month of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of 59-year-old Terry Sauser in their home.

In 2012, Revette Sauser pleaded guilty to reduced charges of kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, and going armed with intent in a deal with prosecutors, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

She had served nine of those years when the Iowa Supreme Court sided with her on appeal and ordered a new trial.

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