GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A Greensboro man has been sentenced to
life in prison for the sexual torture and death of his common-law
Hale County Circuit Judge Jack Meigs imposed the sentence
Tuesday on 43-year-old Joseph Allen Renney. He was convicted in
September of manslaughter, sexual torture and first-degree sexual
District Attorney Michael Jackson says Renney sexually assaulted
his wife, Anita Hutto, with a shovel handle or broom handle and
waited a couple of days to take her to the hospital. She developed
an infection and died. Jackson calls it one of the worst cases of
domestic violence he has ever seen.
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