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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