BAYONNE, N.J. (WPIX/AP) — A woman convicted of strangling her husband with a chain link lamp cord has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
David and Michelle Hurley were going through a divorce but continued to live in the same home. He died in a hospital a few weeks later.
Defense lawyers argued that David Hurley was very drunk when they argued and his wife claimed she acted in self-defense during a September 2015 argument in their Bayonne home.
She was convicted of aggravated assault and weapons offenses during her first trial, but the jury deadlocked on a homicide charge. She was then convicted of reckless manslaughter at her second trial last March.
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