2009-03-26 / Local & State

Pa. Man Sentenced For Killing His Daughter-In-Law

READING, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his daughter-in-law after the two had been drinking in October 2007.

A Berks County jury on January 30 convicted 61-year-old Burl Corbett, of Birdsboro, of first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Carolyn Corbett.

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

Burl Corbett once again said in court Friday that he acted in self-defense after his daughterin law attacked him with a knife. He had testified during his trial that he was angry because he thought Carolyn Corbett was stealing from him and cheating on his son.

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