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Woman gets 16 years for baseball bat attack on husband

The Associated Press
In this June 25, 2009 photo, Linda Dolloff, 48, attends a hearing on her bail in Superior Court in Portland, Maine, as she's charged with attempted murder of her husband. Dolloff's attorney told jurors Wednesday, April 21, 2010, that Dolloff lacked the strength to carry out a brutal attack on her larger husband. (AP Photo/Portland Press Herald, John Patriquin)

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine woman convicted of beating her husband with a baseball bat and then shooting herself to divert blame is going to prison for 16 years.

Justice Joyce Wheeler handed down the sentence Friday after Linda Dolloff of Standish maintained her innocence, sticking to her story that an intruder caused the injuries.

Dolloff was convicted last year of attempted murder. A jury concluded that she beat her husband in the face as he slept on April 12, 2009, and then shot herself to make the attack look like a home invasion.

The judge imposed a 25-year sentence but suspended nine years of the prison sentence. Dolloff is appealing her conviction.

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