Hemlock man gets 20 years to life in prison for killing wife
Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 06:10 PM EDT
Livonia, NY - A Hemlock man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years to life in prison for murdering his wife.
Gary Flemke, 61, shot his wife 58-year-old Marcia Flemke multiple times and hid her body in their backyard.
Flemke pleaded guilty to second degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty said deputies and police had responded to incidents at the Flemke house on multiple occasions.
Dougherty acknowledged the Flemkes' marriage may have been in the process of ending.
There were talks about divorce pending, but no paperwork had been filed, Dougherty said.