Woman pleads guilty to killing husband

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Scottsdale woman will be spending the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to killing her husband.

Shari Tobyne entered a guilty plea Friday to a charge of first-degree murder. 

Tobyne was also sentenced on Friday. She received natural life in prison plus an additional 31 years.

Tobyne fatally shot her husband, Dwight, in November 2009. Dwight was in the process of divorcing Tobyne and was slated to move out the following day.

After killing her husband, Tobyne dismembered the body and spread the remains across three different counties in Arizona.

Tobyne then used Dwight’s cell phone and email accounts to communicate with friends and family in order to make it seem as if he was still alive.

Dwight’s oldest daughter eventually reported him missing in July 2010, at which time detectives with Scottsdale’s Violent Crimes Unit determined that foul play was involved.

Investigators believed that Tobyne had a hand in her husband’s disappearance, and she eventually made admissions to her role in Dwight’s death.