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Lafayette man faces lengthy prison sentence for murder of his wife

Donita Elliott shot at couple's Lafayette home
Posted at 10:46 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 10:48:40-04

LAFAYETTE—A Lafayette man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering his wife.

According to Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Patrick Harrington, 52-year-old Patrick Elliott was sentenced to 75-years by a Superior Court Judge, Thursday.

His wife, 47-year-old Donita Elliott, was shot to death at the couple's Lafayette home in August of 2017.

A Tippecanoe County jury found Elliott guilty in July.