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Man gets life in prison for having wife killed to avoid costly divorce
Man gets life in prison for having wife killed to avoid costly divorce

A 62-year-old Westminster man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for conspiring to kill his wife so he could avoid the cost of a divorce. A jury found Magdi Faiz Girgis guilty in April of murder and conspiring to kill his 55-year-old wife, Ariet Girgis, for financial gain, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. He was sentenced Friday. The couple's two sons spoke during his sentencing and described how they lived in fear of their father, prosecutors said. One of the couple's sons said he now sleeps with a gun under his pillow and has stepped up his home security. "I forgive you dad for all that you have done to me and Ryan," the couple's son,...

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