Man who strangled wife gets 11 years in prison

Man who strangled wife gets 11 years in prison


A man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation of his wife has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Daniel Wellington, 56, of Knapp Avenue, drew the sentence Tuesday from Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Wellington was initially charged with murder, which carries 15 years to life in prison, in the Aug. 5, 2011, death of his 44-year-old wife, Doris, in their residence.

However, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, with the prosecution recommending a 10-year prison.

Wellington will be on parole for five years after he leaves prison.

He has no prior criminal record.

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