A mother of three who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair has been sentenced to decades in prison after being convicted of fatally shooting her husband inside their northern New Jersey home.

Amalia Mirasola (Morris County Prosecutor's Office)
Amalia Mirasola (Morris County Prosecutor's Office)

The Morris County prosecutor's office says 47 year-old Amalia Mirasola of Butler was sentenced Friday to 40 years in state prison.

Mirasola was convicted in January of the 2010 murder of her husband, 43-year-old Carl Mirasola.

The jury also found her guilty of the possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Amalia Mirasola's attorney had tried to argue his client had acted in self-defense.

Family members had said at the time of the shooting that the couple was planning to end their 19-year-marriage.


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