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Des Moines man gets 50 years in estranged wife's death

Des Moines man gets 50 years in estranged wife's death

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife on Interstate 235 in Des Moines has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Randy Davis faced a first-degree murder charge and life in prison. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and was sentenced to the maximum 50 years in prison on Monday.

Michele Davis was found dead after her car went out of control near downtown Des Moines in September 2008. Police believed she died in the wreck, but an autopsy showed she had been shot.

Police arrested her estranged husband a week later and charged him in the woman's death. Court records show a history of domestic violence, and Michelle Davis had asked a judge for a restraining order.

 

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