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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 1:30 pm CST.


By BBN Staff:In December 2006, Daniel Ku was accused of killing his wife Anna Maria Magdaleno Basto.

Ku alleged that during an intimate moment with his wife, she told him she had a lover who was 10 times better than him in bed, prompting him to stab her over 30 times to death.

After stabbing Basto he changed her clothes and later told police he could not bear the sight of his wife stabbed up. Later that night he turned himself into the police.

Ku was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.  He appealed the case.

The court then allowed the appeal and ordered a re-trial. The re-trial was reportedly cut off since the jury was blotted.

The Director of Public Prosecutions reduced the charge of murder to manslaughter and he pled guilty to the lesser charge.

Yesterday, he was sentenced by Chief justice Kenneth Benjamin to 23 years.

Ku will serve 13 years since has has already served 10.


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