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West Texas Man Gets 75 Years for Killing Wife

Staff Report
The Associated Press

FORT STOCKTON, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing his wife by stabbing her more than two dozen times.

A judge in Fort Stockton sentenced 41-year-old Luis Bustamante Orona.

The Fort Stockton man was convicted of murder in last July's slaying of 25-year-old Mayra Orona.

The victim was a convenience store manager and investigators say she was attacked outside the business. Police say the couple had a history of domestic violence.

A jury in March convicted Orona, who opted to have a judge sentence him. Orona faced up to life in prison when he was formally sentenced Thursday.

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