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Man Gets 40 Years For Killing Wife In Arlington

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FORT WORTH (AP) – A North Texas man who used a sledgehammer to break down the door to his estranged wife’s home and then fatally shoot her has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

A judge in Fort Worth on Monday accepted the plea agreement from 69-year-old Patrick Edward Arnold. He pleaded guilty to murder in the June 10, 2010, attack on 59-year-old Linda Kay Arnold of Arlington.

Prosecutors say the Arnolds were going through a bitter divorce and he shot her while in the yard of the residence.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the shooting happened a day after the husband was ordered by a judge to pay spousal support and his wife’s legal fees.

Patrick Arnold drove to a police station and surrendered following the shooting.

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