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Kristi Fulgham re-sentenced to life in prison without parole

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STARKVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

STARKVILLE, MS (AP)  Kristi Fulgham, whose death sentenced was tossed in October, has been re-sentenced to life without parole in the May 2003 slaying of her estranged husband.

Fulgham was re-sentenced on Tuesday.

District Attorney, Forrest Allgood, said that the family of Joey Fulgham did not want a second penalty hearing to determine a sentence.

Under Mississippi law, only a jury can hand down a death sentence.

That only left the option of sentencing Kristi Fulgham to life without parole.

The Supreme Court had ordered a new sentencing hearing because the trial judge erred in disallowing testimony of a social worker called during the sentencing phase of the trial.

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