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Man gets 10 years for wife’s death

August 3, 2019

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of his estranged wife.

The Ledger reports that 39-year-old Travis Stephens was sentenced Friday. He pleaded no contest in June to manslaughter.

Police say Stephens and his wife, 34-year-old Beverly Stephens, both went to a Lake Wales gym to pick up their 9-year-old son last November. The two began to argue, and Travis Stephens forced the boy into his minivan as his wife protested.

As Stephen drove away, police say his wife jumped on the hood and climbed onto the van’s roof. Witnesses say Stephens turned hard to the right, intentionally throwing the woman, and drove away.

Beverly Stephens died the next day.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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