Scottsdale man gets prison in wife's strangulation

Michael Jay Cohn

Michael Jay Cohn

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 10:01 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused of killing his wife at their Scottsdale home has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors say 61-year-old Michael Jay Cohn was sentenced Friday.
 
He pleaded guilty last November to second-degree murder in the case.
 
Cohn originally pleaded not guilty in April 2013 to a charge of first-degree murder.
 
Scottsdale police say Cohn called 911 last March 27 and said he had strangled his 60-year-old wife.
 
Responding officers say they found Linda Cohn's body in a bathroom. 
 
Officers say they noticed blood on Michael Cohn's hands and scratches on his neck. But police say Cohn wouldn't tell them what had happened and instead asked for an attorney.

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