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Man who killed spouse and hid her body in Newfoundland woods faces sentencing

David Folker is shown in Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in St. John's, N.L. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sue Bailey
December 17, 2013 - 1:10 AM

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A man convicted of second-degree murder for killing his spouse and hiding her body in the woods south of St. John's, N.L., faces sentencing today.

David Folker, 43, was found guilty last month in the slaying of 32-year-old Ann Marie Shirran in 2010.

Folker testified that he never meant to kill Shirran when the two had a fight in July 2010.

He said she died after he threw her to the floor and that he panicked, thinking police would blame him and he would lose custody of their baby son.

Folker hid Shirran's body in the woods near Cappahayden and lied about her disappearance until campers found her remains seven weeks later.

The Crown wants Folker to serve 18 years of a life sentence before being eligible for parole, while the defence is asking for 12 to 14 years before eligibility.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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