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Woman sentenced for role in deaths of boyfriend’s parents

August 1, 2018
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Jennifer Valiante, left, who admitted helping her boyfriend cover up his killing of his parents, stands with her lawyer Norman Pattis, right, during her sentencing in Superior Court, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Bridgeport, Conn. Valiante was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. (Brian A. Pounds//Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman will serve eight years in prison in connection with the fatal shootings of her boyfriend’s parents.

Jennifer Valiante did not say anything in court Wednesday as the sentence was handed down by a Superior Court judge in Bridgeport.

Valiante had pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution in the case of her boyfriend, Kyle Navin, who was sentenced in June to 55 years in prison. Navin had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of murder just before his trial was to begin in the slayings of Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin, of Easton.

The couple had gone missing in August 2015. Their bodies had been found in a wooded area more than two months later.

During the sentencing, Judge Robert Devlin says Valiante “could have stopped the madness.”

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