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Navy man sentenced to 16 years for murdering wife, hiding body


Last updated 3/12/2021 at 6:27pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A former Navy man convicted of fatally stabbing his estranged wife, whose body was found in San Diego Bay nearly two years after she vanished, was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in state prison.

Matthew Scott Sullivan, 36, was convicted by a San Diego jury last year of second-degree murder in the death of his 32-year-old wife, Elizabeth, who vanished on the evening of Oct. 13, 2014.

Prosecutors say Sullivan killed his wife at the couple's Liberty Station home, then hid her body inside a freezer for nearly two years before dumping it in the water on the day he was set...

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