Woman who fled gets life sentence
A woman found guilty of killing her husband in Ohio and fleeing to her native Brazil in 2007 has been sentenced to life in prison.
A judge on Friday told 54-year-old Claudia Hoerig she could be released after 28 years.
Hoerig was returned to the U.S. in January 2018 after Brazil’s Supreme Court revoked her citizenship.
She came back to Ohio to face charges that she shot 43-year-old Karl Hoerig, an Air Force Reserve member, at their Newton Falls home in 2007.
Hoerig acknowledged killing him, but she says it wasn’t premeditated and that she had been abused.
A teary-eyed Claudia Hoerig, with her defense attorney John Cornely at her side, hears guilty verdict. She got 28 years in prison.