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May 23, 2014 6:40 PM

Lassen woman sentenced to 25 years to life for murder of police-officer husband

A Lassen County judge sentenced Joanna Lynn McElrath to 25 years to life in prison Friday for the first-degree murder of her husband, Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath.

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