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Riviera Beach man filmed by security camera killing wife sentenced to 40 years in prison

Dwight Luton
Posted at 7:56 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 07:58:56-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Riviera Beach man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife, whose death was filmed by a security camera at the couple's home.

The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Dwight Luton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of 31-year-old Ashley Balius.

Riviera Beach police say Luton shot his wife while she sat in a car inside the couple's driveway and then called police saying Balius had shot herself.

Police say video from a home security camera showed the former firearms dealer point what appears to be a gun at Balius before she slumps over. Responding officers found Balius with a gunshot wound to the side of her head.

A wrongful death lawsuit by Balius' parents against Luton is ongoing.