Ohio Man Sentenced To Strangling Wife

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio man who had previous arrests for domestic violence against his wife has pleaded guilty to strangling her.

Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kenneth Booker was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and other charges in the January slaying of 59-year-old Carolyn Booker at his apartment.

Kenneth Booker had several arrests for domestic violence. Last July he was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to felony domestic violence. He also was ordered to have no contact with Carolyn Booker.

Police records also show Kenneth Booker was arrested in March 2013 after he threatened to shoot his wife with a handgun, which officers confiscated after the arrest.



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