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Wife pleads guilty in husband's death

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Posted: Apr 13, 2010 6:50 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: wife, husband, death, shooting, Turishcheva Coleman, James Coleman, manslaughter, sentencing, plea

A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of her estranged husband.

Turishcheva Coleman shot and killed James Coleman during a domestic argument.

Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, but prosecutors and attorneys have agreed that Coleman's sentence will not exceed 15 years.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

Coleman was scheduled to stand trial Monday on a second-degree murder charge, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Coleman's sentencing is set for July 29.

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