Man Will Be Sentenced Monday in Wife's Death

A 65-year-old Anchorage man convicted in the shooting death of his wife will be sentenced Monday.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- A 65-year-old Anchorage man convicted in the shooting death of his wife will be sentenced Monday.


Robert Luch is scheduled to appear before Judge Jack Smith in Anchorage Superior Court.


A jury in February convicted Luch of first- and second-degree murder.


During the trial, neither side disputed that Luch pulled the trigger, killing his 40-year-old wife, Jocelyn, on Sept. 28, 2010, in a bathroom of their home. Prosecutors said he bought a handgun just 11 days earlier with plans to kill his wife because he was losing his control of her.


Luch told jurors he was in a jealous rage that night but said the fatal shooting was an accident that happened as the couple fought.


He faces a sentence of 20 to 99 years.

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