2009-02-05 / Local & State

Man Convicted Of Killing Daughter-In-Law

(AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of killing his daughter-in-law after the two were drinking in October 2007.

Jurors deliberated for more than three hours before convicting 61-year-old Burl Corbett, of Birdsboro, of first-degree murder on Friday in the death of 32- year-old Carolyn Corbett.

Authorities say the two argued at a bar and then went to his farmhouse, where the woman was shot.

Assistant Public Defender Craig Snyder argued that his client acted in self-defense after the woman attacked him with a knife.

Burl Corbett testified that he was angry because he thought she was stealing from him and cheating on his son.

He remains in Berks County prison without bail awaiting sentencing.

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