Authorities: Woman found digging grave for dead wife convicted of manslaughter
A New Jersey woman who authorities say was digging a grave for her dead wife when police arrived at their home 2 1/2 years ago has been convicted of manslaughter, but acquitted of murder.
Jurors in Burlington County deliberated for over three days before convicting Laura Bluestein, 31, of aggravated manslaughter and evidence tampering Wednesday.
Jurors acquitted Bluestein of first-degree murder and a weapons charge in the August 2017 shooting death of Felicia Dormans, 29, in the couple’s home in Mount Holly.
Bluestein, who will be sentenced April 23, says the shooting was accidental.
Her attorney says she panicked afterward.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.