Man Sentenced for Stangling Wife

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A Youngstown man was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for strangling his wife to death in 2011.

Daniel Wellington, 56, formerly of Knapp Avenue, was given the maximum sentenced Tuesday by Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney after Wellington pleaded guilty last month to an amended involuntary manslaughter charge.

The plea agreement called for prosecutors to recommend 10 years in prison. Wellington originally faced life in prison after being indicted on a murder charge.

Wellington told police he and his wife were arguing Aug. 5, 2011 when she jumped on him while he was on his bed.

Reports said he told police he grabbed her as she grabbed him from behind and they rolled off the bed. Wellington said in a police report that his wife’s head hit a table.

When officers arrived, Wellington was trying to revive his wife but was unable to do so. Paramedics also tried to revive her.

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