Widow sentenced over Argentine governor's death

Last updated 14:40 21/11/2012

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The widow of a provincial Argentine governor has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing her husband in a drunken rage last New Year's Day.

Susana Freydoz, 61, made no statements during her trial or Tuesday's (local time) sentencing in the death of her husband, Rio Negro Gov. Carlos Soria, and will remain hospitalised for the immediate future.

Her lawyers argued that she should be absolved due to "mental alienation."

Prosecutors wanted life in prison. But the judges found extenuating circumstances including drunkenness, drug use, suicide attempts and obsessive efforts to catch the ruling party governor with a lover.

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