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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A special judge in Scott County, Ind., sentences Robert Petty to 15 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The sentence will run consecutively to the 56-year term Petty already is serving after his conviction earlier this year for voluntary manslaughter, for strangling his ex-wife in 2010.
The latest 15 years are for a separate offense in 2010, said deputy prosecutor Chris Owens. Court records show the judge found Petty guilty in a bench trial in June.
In 2010, Petty choked his ex-wife, Nina Keown, near Lexington, Ind. He dumped her body, burned her clothes and then lied to investigators for weeks, before finally leading them to her body in nearby Clark County. Petty eventually admitted the crime. In February 2013, a Scott Co. jury convicted him of voluntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and removal of a body from a crime scene.