W.Va. Woman Gets Life In Fatal Hospital Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- An Elkview woman convicted of entering a hospital intensive-care unit and fatally shooting her estranged husband has been sentenced to life in prison.

Kanawha County circuit judge Todd Kaufman sentenced Rhonda Stewart on Tuesday to life with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

A jury found Stewart guilty in December of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her 56-year-old husband Sammy Stewart.

Her attorney claimed she went to CAMC Memorial Hospital's intensive-care unit last June to take her own life.

Instead, she shot her husband in the head.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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