Valley woman who killed husband gets 13 years

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Hung jury first in murder trial against wife accused of murder

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PHOENIX - A woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing her husband.

Grace Pianka was sentenced on Friday for second-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, Adam Kostewicz.

He was found dead with a shot to the head at his Ahwatukee home on April 16, 2006. Pianka was arrested a couple of days after in Prescott. Police said a .38-caliber shell casing was found in her car.

The first murder case against Pianka ended in a hung jury.