Update: Wigley To Serve 48 Months For Wife’s Death

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Sherwin Wigley

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday, a judge sentenced a Marshall County man for the death of his wife three years ago.

Sherwin Wigley

Sherwin Wigley

Judge Tim Jolley sentenced Sherwin Wigley to 173 months in prison.  However, the sentence is split.  Wigley will serve 48 months behind bars.

The judge recommended Wigley be sent to the state prison in Hamilton for the aged and infirm to receive mental health treatment.

In April, Wigley pleaded guilty to intentional manslaughter in the death of his wife, Lori, in June 2010.  He shot her at the couple’s home near Douglas.

The manslaughter plea was under the terms Wigley caused his wife’s death due to a sudden heat of passion.

At Monday’s sentencing hearing, Wigley’s attorneys called several psychiatrists as witnesses.

After shooting his wife, Wigley shot himself.  He spent three weeks in Huntsville Hospital until his arrest on a murder charge.

Prosecutors say they still don’t know why Wigley did what he did.