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Former Hampton man sentenced for killing wife

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Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 7:02 p.m.
 

A former Hampton man who killed his wife a year after they moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., was sentenced to 17 12 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, according to authorities.

James E. Lippert Jr., 48, was charged in the Nov. 21, 2011 beating and stabbing of Marsella Lippert, 39.

Horry County police officers responding to a domestic violence call at the couple's home in Myrtle Beach's Carolina Forest community said they were met by Lippert, who had blood on his hands and clothing. Officers said Lippert admitting to killing his wife.

Family members said the couple were frequent visitors to Myrtle Beach and moved there in 2010 with their two children to open a restaurant.

Prosecuting attorney Scott Huck had sought the maximum sentence of 30 years because of the “heinous nature” of the crime.

 

 
 


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