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Palm Beach County man gets life sentence for fatally shooting pregnant wife

Posted at 5:22 AM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 05:23:33-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Palm Beach County man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his pregnant wife four years ago.

Local media outlets report that 40-year-old Paul Daniels was sentenced Wednesday after jurors convicted him of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Daniels shot 27-year-old Donna Daniels during a fight at their suburban Lake Worth home in March 2012 and then shot himself in the head in front of the couple's children.

Defense attorney's argued that Paul Daniels had a lapse in judgment when he shot his wife five times and was only guilty of manslaughter.