PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) – An eastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal stabbing his wife has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Jay Circuit Judge Brian Hutchison handed down the sentence to 53-year-old Richard Straley of Portland on Monday.
Investigators say that after 58-year-old Connie Straley was stabbed in the neck March 18, she staggered to a neighbor’s apartment and collapsed. She later pronounced dead at a hospital. They say Richard Straley was wearing clothes soaked with his wife’s blood and asked an officer, “I killed her, didn’t I?”
Straley admitted committing the slaying during his sentencing hearing.