Lauderdale County man sentenced to life in prison without parole

Christopher Rich
Christopher Rich

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.

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