Man Convicted of Killing Wife Sentenced to 30 Years to Life

Man was convicted for killing his wife hours after she filed for divorce

A Vermont man convicted of beating his wife to death hours after she filed for divorce in New Hampshire has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

Forty-five-year-old James Robarge was convicted of second-degree murder conviction in the death of his wife, 42-year-old Kelly Robarge.

The couple's two daughters spoke tearfully Friday about losing their mother and best friend, but also bemoaned the loss of their father as well.

One of Robarge's lawyers read a statement he wrote saying he loves his daughters and misses their mother as much as they do.

Kelly Robarge disappeared from her Charlestown, New Hampshire, home June 27, 2013 - the day she filed for divorce. Her badly decomposed body was found 10 days later in Unity.

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