TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Former Hampton man sentenced for killing wife

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pa. trooper ambush suspect Frein in court after long manhunt
  2. Pirates likely to seek pitcher, catcher when free agency starts
  3. 5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled
  4. Emaciated Lab-collie mix found in garbage bag in New Stanton
  5. Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up
  6. Steelers notebook: Fully healthy, rookie WR Bryant progressing fast
  7. Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings
  8. ‘Big play’ moniker fits veteran Steelers cornerback Gay
  9. Rossi: The best Penguins defense is ... a potent offense
  10. Day 7 of Ferrante trial expected to include testimony from victim’s colleague
  11. Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.