Wichita man sentenced to life for estranged wife’s killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 29-year-old Pierre Ross Washington was sentenced Thursday for first-degree felony murder. Police say Diana Washington was 26 when she was killed in October at a Wichita park.

Prosecutors say Washington had told one of her relatives beforehand that he was thinking about killing her and her new boyfriend.

Police officers who responded to Washington’s 911 call found his wife’s body in a van parked about two miles from the park. Washington admitted shooting her when he talked to the emergency dispatcher.

Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon says Washington must serve 25 years of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.



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