Phoenix woman sentenced for murdering husband

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Rebekah Marlene Mellon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Rebekah Marlene Mellon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Rebekah Marlene Mellon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Rebekah Marlene Mellon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A Phoenix woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of her husband four years ago at their home.

Rebekah Marlene Mellon pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 2012 death of 46-year-old Donald Mellon Jr.

Authorities say video from security cameras at the home showed Rebekah Mellon shooting her husband in their living room.

They say he was leaving a message for his daughter at the time.

Investigators say Mellon smoked a cigarette on the sofa where her husband lay dying and waited 20 minutes to call 911.

Mellon told investigators that her husband of seven years threw her across a room on the night of his death.

Police say there were previous domestic violence incidents at the home.

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