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January 11, 2013

Texan gets 20 years for killing officer wife

LONGVIEW, Texas — A former East Texas police department 911 emergency calls supervisor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his officer wife.

A judge in Longview on Thursday afternoon sentenced 42-year-old Harry Chester Goodan in the deadly domestic dispute.

Goodan pleaded guilty to murder in a plea deal over the December 2010 fatal shooting of Officer Jamie Ellyn Goodan when she was off-duty.

Investigators say the couple had marital troubles and had been arguing at their Longview home when the woman was fatally shot. Police say Harry Goodan summoned police following the attack.

He worked for Longview's 911 emergency department until his arrest.

 

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