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Mead man sentenced for wife’s murder

A Mead man who killed his wife in front of their son was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Jeffrey N. Canino, 47, received 180 months in prison in a sentence recommend by Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor John Love and imposed by Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke.

Canino pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder for the Dec. 2, 2009, stabbing death of 43-year-old Michelle Canino at the family’s home at 4518 E. Woodglen Road.

Canino, who says he doesn’t remember the incident, was concerned about losing his job at a car dealership, according to past reports, and the couple’s son, who was 11 at the time, told police Canino said his wife had indicated she wanted a divorce.

Canino remains at the Spokane County Jail awaiting transport to state prison. 

Past coverage:

Dec. 22: Man guilty in wife's murder

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

Dec. 8, 2009: Canino on meds for depression

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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