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NH man faces possible life sentence for shooting wife multiple times with 4 children nearby

FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, James Perriello arrives at District Court in Newport, N.H. Perriello, who shot his wife to death in a jealous rage as their young son slept nearby, will argue for less than the maximum life sentence prosecutors want. Perriello is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Perriello pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree murder in Sullivan County Superior Court. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
December 17, 2013 - 11:31 PM

NEWPORT, N.H. - A New Hampshire man who shot his wife to death in a jealous rage as their young son slept nearby will argue for less than the maximum life sentence prosecutors want.

James Perriello (pah-REHL'-oh), is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. The 42-year-old Perriello pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree murder in Sullivan County Superior Court.

He admitted he shot 42-year-old Natalie Perriello, a popular teacher at Lebanon High School, six times in the head on April 26, 2012 at their Grantham home. Another bullet lodged in a window frame above where the youngest of their four children slept.

Perriello said he had secretly taped her and discovered she was having an affair.

Prosecutors want a sentence of 35 years to life; his lawyer will argue for 18-36 years.

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