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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who shot his wife to death during a standoff near Colorado Springs has been sentenced to life in prison plus 32 years.

The Gazette reports Gregory Lorbiecki was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and kidnapping and was immediately sentenced for the November 2016 death of Karyn Lorbiecki.

Prosecutors say his daughter awoke to hear her father beating her mother in a bathroom. The daughter and her brother managed to get out of the Widefield home before the shooting, which happened after a four-hour standoff with police.

Investigators say Lorbiecki shot his wife in the head, set aside his pistol and waited to be arrested.

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Jurors rejected Lorbiecki’s defense that he made an impulsive decision to shoot when his wife came at him in the dark.


Information from: The Gazette,