Man sentenced to 15 to 30 years after pleading guilty to 3rd-degree murder in wife's slaying



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WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania — A man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in the September 2013 shooting death of his wife.

Forty-nine-year-old Vito Aiello was sentenced immediately after entering the plea Monday in Luzerne County Court as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Jury selection was to begin Wednesday in Aiello's homicide trial. His attorney said earlier that he planned a mental infirmity defense.

Prosecutors said he killed 47-year-old Jane Aiello in their Wilkes-Barre home before turning the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt. Authorities said she had filed for divorce two weeks earlier.

Aiello tearfully apologized during the hearing for the pain he had caused family and friends. He said "Not a day goes by that I don't repent what I have done."

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