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Woman Who Killed Husband, Towed Body, Pleads Guilty

Woman Who Killed Husband, Towed Body, Pleads Guilty



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FILLMORE, Utah (AP) -- An artist who killed her husband and towed the body out of the house with a Jeep pleaded guilty to manslaughter today. She says she killed him out of fear.

In a written statement, Carole Alden admitted intentionally shooting Martin Sessions but said she "acted under a reasonable belief that the circumstances provided a legal justification or excuse of my conduct."

According to prior testimony in the case, Alden shot her husband twice in July 2006, once in the laundry room and again after placing a pillow over his head.

Sessions' blood-alcohol level was .22 percent, nearly three times the state threshold for intoxication.

------ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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