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Mead man pleads guilty in wife’s slaying

Jeffrey N. Canino pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder for the Dec. 2, 2009, slaying of his wife, 43-year-old Michelle Canino.

As part of the plea, Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor John Love agreed to drop a two-year weapon enhancement.

He recommended that Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke sentence Canino, 47, to 15 years in prison at hearing scheduled for Jan. 21.

Canino provided no explanation for his actions.

Read Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

Dec. 23, 2009: Bond, charge reduce in Mead murder

Dec. 8, 2009: Canino on meds for depression

Dec. 8, 2009: Victim may have sought divorce

Dec. 5, 2009: Family stunned by slaying


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