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Jan Waters receives 20-year sentence for manslaughter

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Posted: Dec 16, 2010 10:31 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 16, 2010 10:31 AM
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BATON ROUGE - A district judge today sentenced Jan Waters, who was convicted of killing her wealthy ex-husband, to twenty years in prison with credit for time served.

Waters had pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2004 shooting death of Alan Waters, and the sentence was part of that plea agreement.

Prosecutors had originally charged Waters with first-degree murder, but later reduced it to second-degree murder. Waters has been out of jail on bond since 2007.

"I've worked this trial a long time. Normally sentencing is easy to do but this sentence will be one of the hardest things I've had to do," said Judge Mike Irwin prior to the announcement of her punishment. "It's a sad sad day, but it has be done."

News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more on today's sentencing starting on News 2 at Noon.

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