Robinson Woman Gets 30 Years Over Death Of Spouse

WACO¬† (AP) — A Central Texas woman convicted in the fatal shooting of her longtime spouse as he slept has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A jury in Waco on Friday convicted 66-year-old Joyce Sturdivant of Robinson of murder and of attempted capital murder. The case involves the 2008 death of 68-year-old Joe Sturdivant Jr.

Prosecutors say the wife tried to hire some men to kill her husband of nearly 40 years. Investigators say Joyce Sturdivant benefited from a $92,000 insurance payment after her spouse died.

Jurors on Monday ordered the 30-year prison term on the murder charge and 15 years for attempted capital murder. The sentences will be served concurrently.

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One Comment

  1. jerry says:

    I hope she next in line in huntville. She to old to keep alive.

  2. altha says:

    Those “DEAD PRESIDENTS” have gotten lot’s of people in the same place this 66-year old Joyce Sturdivant. Why can’t we stop and think before we do something stupid like this for money that we want get only a jail cell.

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