VENTURA, Calif. (AP) _ A judge sentenced a 44-year-old woman Friday to death for killing three of her four sons.

A jury convicted Socorro Caro in November of three counts of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors said Caro became angry after a fight with her husband and on Nov. 22, 1999, methodically shot sons Joey, 11, Michael, 8, and Christopher, 5, with a handgun, then wounded herself in the head.