Man convicted of manslaughter sentenced

Published: Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:13 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:37 AM CDT
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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A man charged with the murder of Alabama's Postal Service District Manager has been sentenced in Marshall County.

Sherwin Wigley was sentenced to 173 months but the sentence will be suspended provided he serves 48 months with five years probation.

Wigley pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year for the death of Lori Wigley.

Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall had this to say about Wigley's sentencing:

"The Department of Corrections has a great deal of leverage in somebody that suffers from a significant mental or physical illness to be able to have them released early. That's separate and apart from parole. By having a split sentence, however, the judge retains jurisdiction of that defendant throughout the pendency of the case which would not be if he was just given straight time," said Marshall.

Wigley has 30 days to turn himself in.

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