A former Bainbridge Island church pastor has been sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for killing his wife ...
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A former Bainbridge Island church pastor has been sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for killing his wife, a year after the Washington Supreme Court overturned his life sentence.
Nick Hacheney was given a 26-year, eight-month sentence for killing Dawn Hacheney. A jury concluded he strangled her with a plastic bag before setting their East Bremerton home on fire in 1997.
The Supreme Court ruled that the fire was not an aggravating factor in the woman’s death, in overturning Hacheney’s previous sentence. He was convicted of first-degree murder.
The 37-year-old was brought from the Monroe Correctional Complex to the Kitsap County jail for the re-sentencing.
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Hacheney has already served seven years in jail and in prison.