FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - A Lauderdale County judge sentenced the man accused of killing his wife life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Christopher Rich pleaded guilty to capital murder in a Lauderdale County courtroom Wednesday morning.
Rich killed his wife, Hollie Newbury, in 2009 during a custody exchange. After shooting Hollie Newbury, he drove his children to the Lauderdale County Courthouse to drop them off with a friend. That's when Rich was taken into custody.
Rich is currently lodged in the Lauderdale County Jail. He will be transferred to prison to begin serving his life sentence.