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A western Montana woman ”Danielle Wood” was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole Tuesday after being found guilty of killing her ex-boyfriend with whom she had a custody battle for her daughter.
Danielle Wood, 56, of Polson, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 100 years in prison for the shooting death of Thompson Falls resident Matt LaFriniere. The two had been in a yearslong custody battle over a child they had together.https://t.co/Tv3vlar5p1
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District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced Wood of Polson. She maintained her innocence, reports the Daily Inter Lake.
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Wood, 56, was convicted of the murder of Matt LaFriniere of Thompson Falls in January 2018.
Prosecutors said Wood purchased a gun less than two months before the murder and tried to arouse suspicion with a flashlight phone.
“It was not a crime of passion,” said Justice Department attorney Stephanie Robles, defending the maximum sentence.
Wood left a residence when she threw a party to sell china the night LaFrienere was killed, witnesses said.
“Danielle has it all planned out,” said George LaFriniere, the victim’s father. “She is a pathological manipulator and has identified her son and boyfriend as possible suspects.”
Defense attorney Greg Rapkoch asked for a minimum sentence of 10 years.
“Danielle always maintains her innocence,” he said.