PHOENIX - A Scottsdale woman accused of killing and dismembering her husband more than three years ago has been sentenced to natural life in prison.
Shari Tobyne pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Friday.
According to Scottsdale police, Shari shot and killed her husband, Dwight, at their home near Pima Road and Shea Boulevard on November 24, 2009.
Police say Dwight was in the process of divorcing his wife and was set to move out the next day.
After shooting Dwight, police say Shari stored his body at the residence before dismembering his body and discarding his remains across three different counties in Arizona.
Police say Shari used Dwight’s cell phone and email accounts to send messages to family and friends, making them think he was still alive.
Dwight’s oldest daughter finally reported him missing on July 21, 2010 and police began investigating.
During the investigation Shari admitted killing Dwight and discarding his body.
The sentence also included an additional 31 years for first-degree murder and related charges in Dwight’s death.
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