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Published May 04, 2010, 07:45 AM

Ex-Appleton man gets over 4 years in wife's death

BENSON, Minn. (AP) — A 35-year-old former Appleton man has been sentenced to over four years in prison in the shooting death of his wife.

BENSON, Minn. (AP) — A 35-year-old former Appleton man has been sentenced to over four years in prison in the shooting death of his wife.

The West Central Tribune reports Andrew Gordon Lemcke was sentenced Monday to 52 months in prison — the maximum sentence allowed for second-degree manslaughter at the time of Nichole Riley-Lemcke's death. The 26-year-old woman was found shot to death in the couple's home in 2004.

Pope County District Judge Jon Stafsholt gave Lemcke credit for time served since he was convicted on March 11. Lemcke was also ordered to pay $10,000 in fines and fees, and to pay his wife's funeral expenses of over $8,500.

Before issuing the sentence, Stafsholt told Lemcke that he had not accepted responsibility for his crime, showed no remorse, and had not apologized to his wife's family.

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