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Man found guilty of first-degree murder in death of estranged wife

Posted on: 12:55 pm, February 20, 2013, by

Anthony Long

Anthony Long

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man accused of killing his estranged wife was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in Charlotte.

WSOC reported that Anthony Long was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence by the judge.

A man accused of killing his estranged wife has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors argued Long killed Sonia Long in August 2007 because he was angry she took out a restraining order against him.

Anthony Long was also found guilty of felony assault, attempted murder and second degree sex offense.

Defense attorneys said he was mentally ill and did not receive proper treatment.

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday morning. Anthony Long could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Read more: WSOC.