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Former JBER soldier sentenced to 62 years for killing wife

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier has beenwas sentenced to 62 years in prison for the murder of his wife in their Anchorage home.

KTVA reports 26-year-old David Lopez was sentenced Friday.

A jury last year found him guilty of murder for the 2012 shooting death of his wife, Sara Lopez.

Prosecutors say David Lopez was angry that the Office of Children's Services took away the couple's daughter after Sara Lopez brought the toddler to a hospital because of concerns about bruises on the girl.

According to the Alaska Department of Law, David Lopez called the children's services agency and threatened to shoot everyone at the office unless his daughter was returned. He later called 911 to report he shot his wife.

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