Karen Biraghi gets life for killing sleeping husband

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BROOKSVILLE, Florida (AP) - A Tampa Bay area woman has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting her husband as he slept on their couch on Christmas Eve 2011.

A Hernando County judge sentenced 41-year-old Karen Biraghi on Thursday. She pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Biraghi and her husband, Alan, had both been unfaithful in the time leading up to the shooting. Biraghi had a sexual encounter with a neighbor, and her husband was planning to move in with another woman.

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A psychologist testified that Biraghi suffers from multiple disorders and has the coping skills of an adolescent because of physical and sexual abuse suffered as a child and, later, by her first husband. Biraghi also abused alcohol and pain pills.

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