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Woman sentenced for killing ex-husband in North Wales

NORTH WALES, Pa. - A Montgomery County woman pled guilty to the murder of her ex-husband.

Hsiu-Chin Lin, 63, was sentenced Wednesday to 7.5 to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing her ex-husband in North Wales in May 2016.

Authorities said Chien-Kuo Lin, 67, contacted police asking for an officer to stand by while he collected belongings from his ex-wife's home. He was later found shot to death in the garage.

Prosecutors said Lin killed her ex-husband because he was living with another woman and had taken a family business away from her.

Lin's attorney said she "snapped" after emotional and physical abuse.

As part of the plea deal, Lin must also undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommended treatment.

She will receive credit for time served in prison since May 22, 2016.


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