Man Who Backed Over, Killed Wife, Avoids Prison

October 22, 2019 - 10:58 am

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who said he accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their home has avoided prison.
The Record-Journal reports that 67-year-old Francesco Suppa, of North Haven, was sentenced Monday to an 18-month suspended sentence and a year of probation after pleading no contest to charges including negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.
Prosecutors say Suppa backed over his wife on May 11, 2018 and told police it was an accident. But police say the couple had been involved in a dispute shortly beforehand.
The woman died of her injuries the next day.
Suppa's lawyer called the death a ``tragic case.''

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